Marjolaine Gallet

The Survival of the Fittest

“One does not readily slay a mother, dig into her entrails for gold or mutilate her body, [...]. As long as the earth was considered to be alive and sensitive, it could be considered a breach of human ethical behavior to carry out destructive acts against it”. Carolyn Merchant, ‘Mining the Earth’s Womb’ in The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology and the Scientific Revolution (1980, 1990).