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Unformatted text preview: such as Marti Kheel ,  argue that self-realization and identification with all nature places too much emphasis on the whole, at the expense of the independent being. Similarly, some ecofeminists place more emphasis on the problem of androcentrism rather than anthropocentrism . To others, like Karen J. Warren , the domination of women is tethered conceptually and historically to the domination of nature. Ecofeminism denies abstract individualism and embraces the interconnectedness of the living world; relationships, including our relationship with non-human nature, are not extrinsic to our identity and are essential in defining what it means to be human. Warren argues that hierarchical classifications in general, such as racism or speciesism , are all forms of discrimination and are no different than sexism . Thus, anthropocentrism is simply another form of discrimination as a result of our flawed value structure and should be abolished. ...
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