Ani DiFranco

ani white houseAni 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

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Starre Vartan is editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life.

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  1. ORIGINS are so extremely significant, I agree. When I speak about things like the environment or GMOs I’m not simply talking about those things as if they happened in a vacuum. There’s always an initial divide, and I believe it can be found in the socialized gender dichotomy.

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