Sexual Politics of Meat, pt. 1
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In 1990, Carol J. Adams published her groundbreaking book, The Sexual Politics of Meat.
Twenty-two years later there are still plenty of things, like this t-shirt, to discuss.
Adams analyzes the t-shirt, which was created by a fraternity at Amherst College, with her usual intelligence and perspicacity; I urge you to read her post.
That this t-shirt exists in 2012 and that its roots in the sexual politics of meat go unremarked reveals how truly nested in our culture is the connection between masculinity, male bonding, and meat eating. (more)
Elsewhere on her blog, she shares this relevant ad campaign from Germany:
Now I’m going to share a mere handful of the hundreds of similarly creepy images that I’ve found while perusing the internet. (Click through for the source.)
Pictures after the jump.
First, the pigs:
This next one’s extra special, and not only because eating lots of barbecued meat is associated with cancer, breast cancer specifically:
Get it? Eat the rack of a pig, save the rack of a woman. The reason there are so many “rack” jokes, by the way, is because some people are not only sexist but incredibly unoriginal. What’s that? You want another disturbing pig-related example that doesn’t involve a rack joke?
Well, that might be hard to do.
I’m kidding, of course; there are dozens of these things.
Oh, and here’s a White Castle ad featuring a stripping pig.
In part two, I’ll talk about chickens and turkeys.
Note: Our friends over at Animal Voices Radio Show aired an excellent episode on November 24th that discussed the connection between feminism and animal rights as well as the links between domestic violence and animal abuse. You can listen to it here.