Date of Graduation

Spring 5-2014

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department or Program

Environmental Studies

Number of Pages


First Advisor

Susan Stark


My research project aims to determine the effects of environmental toxins on women in both the stereotypical gender-based roles and in reproductive terms. The questions that I seek to answer in this thesis are “How do environmental toxins disproportionately affect women and how has this been exemplified during both the Love Canal controversy and in breast cancer exposure to environmental toxins?” and “How are these disproportionate effects related to Environmental Justice and Ecofeminism?”. The goal of my thesis is to investigate how Love Canal, breast cancer, Environmental Justice, and Ecofeminism overlap to reveal how environmental toxins present within our society have disproportionately affected women.

Components of Thesis

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