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+5 votes
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there was a woman writing for green anarchy magazine who was certainly not pro W=N, but i'm not sure she explicitly criticized the concept. she did a piece as tierra lohor in GA 24, and in 21 she wrote only a tsunami will do, which is quite good, even if not what you're looking for.
i think that some of what was in "only a tsunami..." did in fact criticize the general concept of w=n. even if those terms weren't so clearly used (i don't recall), i think that interpretation is easily drawn.

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+3 votes
Some people call her a marxist, but read anything by american deep ecologist feminist Judi Barry. I think she clearly make a differnce between those concepts :

Not really anarchist for what I read, but intersting as it's criticizing both nature as a concept and the identification of women and other oppressed people to it (and even animals) :

And you should also read anything by Fran├žoise d'Eaubonne, who is supposed to have coin the term of "ecofeminism". She is sometimes repproched to be essentialist, but it's more complicated. And actually she makes a critique of the identification of women with Nature (especially as the figure of the Mother Godess) and men with history and culture.

But I don't really know where to find her texts in english as I'm french.

Good luck and enjoy yourself ! ;-)
by (2.2k points)
Also read "Ecofascism : lessons from the german experience" by Janet Biehl and Peter Staudenmaier. Short and well documented essays that interrogates the concept of nature and human nature. Not directly concerning women and their identification to "Nature" as a concept, but it makes clear allusions to the point.

here :

Either, specifically about the concepts of nature and human nature, you may also read Marshall Sahlins' "The western illusion of human nature"

and the debate between Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky often refered as "On human nature" (aka "justice vs power"), even I don't consider both of them as anarchists : it's interesting. A text version exists, but I did not found it.