You are correct, but the violence is based in patriarchy. The way the Earth Mother is regarded--as thing to use, abuse, exploit, discard, and even rape--is the way too many males view females.
And this is hardly my thesis, alone.
Riane Eisler talks about what the cessation of Partnership Culture meant to the rising emphasis on militarism along with societies based upon top-down ranking systems. THAT, too, is violence.
Dr. Helen Caldicott sees it.
And the understanding is integral to the Indigenous tribes throughout South America and demonstrated in their great respect for Pacha-Mama, the earth mother.
While in Peru some years ago I sat in on a lecture that specifically called out the out-of-balance focus on things macho and masculine in Western (particularly, American) culture.
There is a direct relationship between how the natural world is treated and how the Feminine side of "the force" is regarded.