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 : 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).

2023 : Contre-violence ou la résistance à l’État

Paris, Éditions Cambourakis, preface Isabelle Cambourakis, 268 pages.

Published in 1978 in a feminist publishing house, the book brings together various writings and poems by d’Eaubonne written from 1975 in response to certain events, including the death in prison of Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF) activist Ulrike Meinhof in May 1976 and that of four of her comrades in October 1977. Some of these texts were written on the spot, some were reworked several times before publication.. Reading this book raises the question of the evolutions and adjustments of d’Eaubonne’s commitment over time. (Isabelle Cambourakis, 2022)

This book is an urgent reflection on Power and Violence. Françoise d’Eaubonne has a unique way of shooting red-hot at those who, imprisoning all thought, conflate Counter-violence with Violence. Brilliantly dismantling the hypocrisy of our society: “Non-violence is the tribute that a violent world pays to the idea of a society without violence”! Continuing her reflection, she attacks the source: power. It points to the need to destroy IT and take back OUR power, the power that everyone can exercise without limit.

Finally, she hits the bull’s eye with her final thrust, when she throws in the future: one day it will be the “Mutiny of women against the Society of Power ».” (Manon Soavi)