Ecofeminism makes the connection between gender equality and the environment.
It equates the treatment of women on the planet with the treatment of Mother Earth. The unequal status of women has a cost to the entire world. Overpopulation, war, and environmental degradation, studies have shown, are largely male induced and supported activities.
In countries where women have more power, men are less violent. Germany and Denmark, where women enjoy more equality, the men are less aggressive; even though Denmark was once macho Viking and Germany were once macho Nazi!
In places where women have very little power like in Africa and the Middle East, men are more violent.
When a woman has a job, education, and equality, the most she wants to have is 0-2 children. No matter what country she is from. In other words, feminism will solve the population problem which is good for the environment!
Ecofeminism equality does not mean being the same!
For example, women tend to be less territorial, aggressive and violent than men. This can have great benefits in matters of war and peace. And it is why we need women in power: female soldiers, police, billionaires, judges, and so on. Macho posturing on the world stage between egotistical, prideful men of power, is often the cause of war.
Since the beginning of recorded history, men have been waging an unofficial war against women. To those who may doubt this as hyperbole, simply look at the body count. Every year millions of women are killed or raped across the globe. The equivalent simply does not happen to men. There are no 'Battered Men's Shelters' anywhere in the world. Men don't fear women. But women have learned to fear men.
Female persecution transcends race, creed, and culture. And men do the same to Mother Earth. They drill, mine, deforest and hunt to extinction all other life on the planet.
If there ever were a historical trial held for all the wars, genocides, drilling, mining, clearcutting, torture, rape and the many other abominations in human nature, the docket would be composed almost exclusively of men.
By that fact alone, men have abrogated their responsibility as stewards of the planet. Women are literally not guilty of most of the major crimes in this planet's history.
It is simply logical that as half the population of the world, females should have half the power. Half the police, half the military, half the CEO's half the judiciary. Half of everything.