Ecofeminism has emerged as one of the contemporary literary treories and environmental philosophies that show a desire to supplant the predominant Western anthropocentric environmental frameworks. One of the most promising discourses in Western intellectual life, it has developed from a variety of traditional feminist thoughts of liberal, Marxist, socialist, and radical orientations. In addition, ecofeminism has been indebted for its inspiration and nourishment to diverse environmental movements like Deep Ecology as expounded by Ame Naess and Murray Bookchin`s Social Ecology. Recently thinkers and theorists from these movements have focused their critiques on each other, and substantial differences have emerged. This essay explores some central aspects of this debate to ascertain that they are somewhat compatible despite their apparent differences. It further argues, however, that ecofeminism offers one of the most cogent theories, since it is neither anthropocentric nor biocentric, but eco-centric. Based on the assumption that there is an important link between the domination of women and the domination of nature, ecofeminism is a coherent framework for gender and ecological reconstruction. Ecofeminism presents itself as a "saving grace" for both human beings and nonhuman nature on this planet.