Eco-justice issues are related to social justice issues. The same frame of cultural values that allows for destruction and domination of the land and wildlife allows for the devaluing of women and people of different color or from different cultures,
especially cultures that are considered to be primitive, uncivilized, less sophisticated or less rational by Western measures. Ecofeminism is a movement that sees a connection between the exploitation and degradation of the natural world and the subordination
and oppression of women. It emerged in the mid-1970s alongside second-wave feminism and the green movement. Ecofeminism brings together elements of the feminist and green movements, while at the same time offering a challenge to both. It takes from the green
movement a concern about the impact of human activities on the non-human world and from feminism the view of humanity as gendered in ways that subordinate, exploit and oppress women as well as Mother Nature.