The Guardian Princesses

Feb 23, 2016 | written by:

I've already told you about Vandana Shiva and Livia Firth: the first is one of the most important and best-known activists in the world, belonging to the Indian Chipko movement, consisting of only women, that since 1970 fight against deforestation only hugging trees. Livia however, is the Italian wife of the actor Colin Firth, able to shake up the international jet set towards a greater awareness of what is ethical fashion, leading from her side designers and actresses willing to create sustainable clothes and wear them on red carpets.

There are a lot of other examples of strong and courageous women who bustled to arrest the ecological disaster. Indeed, the eco-feminist history is very rich and dates back to the early seventies, when the French Françoise d'Eaubonne, in his essay Feminism or Death, coins for the first time the term. This launched a wave of women linking feminist viewpoints with earth-saving. Years went by and the feeling becomes stronger and begins to bind together women in different parts of the world, creating the first organized groups such as likeWomanEarth, Womensearthalliance.org and wecaninternational.org, always aligned to combat the climate crisis.

Day by day, the presence of eco-heroines has become so important and so necessary (also due to the excellent results achieved) to push to create a new generation of super feminists: everything born by an idea of ​​an academic at the University of California, Setsu Shingematsu who has created ... the Guardian Princesses! Seven female Disney-style cartoon characters, which she hopes will inspire enthusiasm for non-violent collective eco-action in the younger generation. As princesses they are beautiful, each with its own particularities, fashionable, with gorgeous hair gathered in braids or loose, ready to teach you that love the planet and defend it does not mean begin tumultuous wars or have to leave the fashion side.

The eco warriors fight with non-violence, bringing higher and higher their ideals always with elegance. And maybe we can see some young generation, in a few years, sitting at those tables where important struggles on the environmental issue, where women are still too often absent.

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