Ani DiFranco (one of my favorite artists ever), recently explained why feminism is tied to environmentalism. Reprieve is her new album.
Among the more important themes on “Reprieve” is the persistence of patriarchy in world politics.
“It’s the elephant in the room,” she said. “As I get older, I really understand peace to be a product of balance. And there’s a fundamental imbalance inherent in patriarchy. Unless you have a dynamic interplay between the sensibilities of the two sexes, you can never create peace. It’s impossible.
“But I feel like people are looking at me sideways these days going, ‘Shouldn’t we be talking about the war, or the Gulf Coast or racism or environmental doom?’ And I feel like saying, ‘That’s what I am talking about. We have to start at the root.’ ” From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer