Invited plenary lecture: 'Global warming and the male meltdown'

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Plenary panel: 'Global warming and the male meltdown:The interplay of misogyny, right-wing populism and climate denial'

Female climate activists are faced with harsh criticism. This is no coincidence, as they criticize the techno-global capitalized system of mainly patriarchal institutions and values. Aware of the fact that their way of life is under threat, these right-wing populist movements give way to a strong anti-feminist bias and a strong climate skepticism. In this debate Sherilyn MacGregor (University of Manchester), Benedikte Zitouni (Université Saint-Louis) provides a 20 minute lecture, after which there will be comments from Leen Schelfhout (Extinction Rebellion) and Youna Marette (Manifeste de la Génération Climat). In addition to discussion of misogyny and backlash, the panelists will discuss the interwovenness of a ‘caring, inclusive democracy’ and ecofeminism.
Moderator: Bieke Purnelle
Period10 Nov 2019
Event titleEcopolis - Brussels : Generation Hope 2019
Event typeConference
LocationBrussels, BelgiumShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • climate emergency
  • ecofeminism
  • environmental politics
  • activism
  • populism

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Consumption Institute