2018: Écologie et Féminisme – Révolution ou mutation ?

Paris, Libre et solidaire, 233 pages.

In this book initially published in 1978 and following Le Féminisme ou la Mort , Françoise theorizes her vision of what will become a major current of ecofeminism.

This edition is enriched with a preface by Serge Latouche, which particularly does justice to her as a pioneer in the development of the idea of degrowth, and an afterword by Caroline Goldblum, which reminds us what a visionary woman Françoise was and what place she held in intellectual life for much of the previous century.

This edition only existed for a short time, as the publisher soon proved to be a failure.


2023 : Je ne suis pas née pour mourir

Paris, Le Seuil, pocket, preface Pauline Harmange, septembre 2023

This 1982 novel tells the story of an Amazon, Thécla, who, after drinking a certain potion, goes through time and encounters great moments in history. For the first time, the myth of immortality is embodied by a woman. This prodigious adventure novel leads us to meet Alexander the Great, to the discovery of America by the Vikings, to the formidable machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci, to the war in Vendée,… up to Nazism and then to May-68.

2022 : Un bonheur viril

Paris, Des Femmes–Antoinette Fouque, 250 pages.

Released on November 10, this third volume closes (almost) the saga of the Without our knowing the reasons, this text, written in the early 1980s, had never been published. However, as Élise Thiébaut writes in her preface, “reading it I had the impression that it was the key to the whole saga, the entry point that allowed us to finally understand it in its entirety” .

It is about the global war of the sexes from the point of view of the enemy camp, through the neurotic vision of the founder of Gynophobia (a whole program…). We can draw a parallel with the work of Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale, published in 1985.

Thanks to the IMEC who allowed us to exhume this manuscript, to Élise Thiébaut, as well as to Alain for his valuable proofreading work.. (Vincent)

2023 : Écologie/Féminisme – Révolution ou mutation ?

Paris, Le Passager Clandestin, preface Geneviève Pruvost, 349 pages.

Building upon the publication of Feminism or Death (1974) and her scholarly research in Women before Patriarchy (1976), Françoise d’Eaubonne provides a more complex elaboration of her vision of ecofeminism in this work.

In opposition to reformist feminism, which she describes as “mom’s feminism,” but also Marxist feminism, d’Eaubonne adds two dimensions to her analysis of the exploitation of nature and countries in the Global South: in her view, liberating oneself as a woman to the detriment of the planet and through the labor and exploitation of the most vulnerable is not really a true form of liberation. For how can it be forgotten that at the other end of the supply chain there are women bent over in fields on the other side of the world? (Geneviève Pruvost, 2022)

2020: Le féminisme ou la mort

Paris, Le passager Clandestin, 331 pages.

Initially published in 1974, this founding book opens up new perspectives for ecological and feminist struggles, which Françoise tells us are called to join in the fight against patriarchy which, in the same movement, subjugates women and destroys the planet.

In this book which gives a nod to René Dumont’s title L’Utopia ou la Mort , Françoise announces what is now a reality: the destruction of the world by productivism and power. Today’s neoliberal capital is only the latest avatar of a multimillennial system, whose historical vision she details in Les Femmes avant le patriarcat.

2019: Le sexocide des sorcières

Barcelona, Incorpore .

Le sexocide des sorcières in Spanish

Françoise d’Eaubonne published El sexocidi de les bruixes in 1999, after fifty years of writing and political commitment, having introduced the word phallocrate into the French language (1971) and the concept of ecofeminism (1978). (In fact 1974). (Source Incorpore)

From the moment men took control of fertility (through agriculture) and fecundity (through reproduction), land and women were exploited according to a productivist logic. For five thousand years, patriarchy has been responsible for ecological disaster and the enslavement of women. The “witch hunt” is yet another episode in this domination which, for two centuries, persecuted and massacred women for the sole fact that they were women and not witches (Source: Incorpore).