While I think Terry Tempest Williams and Sandy Lopez bring up some interesting points, I think they are also missing some key points. For one, they seem to generalize and stereotype gender roles. I do think that some of their points are on key, but it’s because it is a part of our culture. Our culture subjugates us; it is an inherent part of being human. We may not even realize it, but much of our thoughts and actions occur because of culture, not at free will. I think a part of the problem can be a culture of domination. Men are expected to be dominant, strong, powerful, unemotional, etc. Men may undergo a lack of intimacy because their culture tells them to. While this can turn into men abusing women or land, I think women can also be at fault for the culture of domination. Both men and women are guilty of feeling a dominance over nature and destroying the environment.