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Maria Mies

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Maria Mies, a Marxist Feminist scholar, recently passed away. She was known for her extensive work on how patriarchy, capitalism, and colonialism exploit women and nature.


Her works:

  • Ecofeminism: She co-wrote the book “Ecofeminism” with Vandana Shiva, a scientist and activist. Ecofeminism recognizes the interconnectedness of humans with nature and women.
  • Mies’s work emphasized women’s contributions to the economy.
  • “Indian Women and Patriarchy”: In this book, she highlighted how capitalism and Patriarchy undermine women’s control over various sectors such as farming.
  • Impact of climate change on women: Climate change disproportionately impacts women, denying their knowledge and vulnerability to climate disasters.


Usage: Her works and views can be directly quoted in the Essay/Indian Society/ Sociology paper.