activism

Can We Talk About Gender in America?

Can We Talk About Gender in America?

A paper published by Shannon Elizabeth Bell and Yvonne A. Braun titled Coal, Identity, and the Gendering of Environmental Justice Activism in Central Appalachia suggests that women are motivated by their identity as mothers to leave a better world for their children. For example, the mothers interviewed by the paper's authors viewed their own activism as a defense of their homes.