Sexual Politics of Meat, pt. 4

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Sexual Politics of Meat, pt. 4

This is part 4 of my Sexual Politics of Meat series, inspired by the work of Carol J. Adams and others. Previously I’ve covered pigs, chickens, turkeys, and cows.  But why should land animals have all the fun of creepy objectification?  As usual, click through for the source.  Photos after the jump.


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Sexual Politics of Meat, pt. 3

This is part 3 of my Sexual Politics of Meat series, inspired by the work of Carol J. Adams and others. Previously I covered pigs, chickens, and turkeys.  Now it’s time for the cows. Though meat in general is considered masculine, there is certainly no meat more manly than beef. (As usual, click through for the


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Sexual Politics of Meat, pt. 2

This is part 2 of my Sexual Politics of Meat series, inspired by the work of Carol J. Adams and others. Previously I covered pigs, and now it’s time for chickens and turkeys.  As usual, click through for the source. Pictures after the jump. (Warning: Some are pretty gross.)


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Sexual Politics of Meat, pt. 1

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


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Book Review: The Animal Activist’s Handbook

If you care about animals and you want to be inspired to do more, become empowered with skills to make a difference, and feel confident that there is hope for the animal rights movement, then the Animal Activist’s Handbook is for you!  It is a quick read but the information is powerful.  I keep the


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Book Review: Exposing the Big Game

It’s no surprise that I’m not a fan of hunting.  But I have a particular distaste for those hunters who attempt to portray themselves as stewards of the earth when they are responsible for so much ecological destruction and when almost every environmentally-friendly undertaking on their part has been deceptive, counter-productive, and motivated entirely by


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Book Review: Sister Species

I just finished Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice, and I cannot recommend it enough.  The book is a collection of essays written by fourteen amazing female activists who have personally experienced the manner in which oppression affects both animals and humans, and it serves as a reminder that concerns about speciesism deserve a


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Rob Laidlaw’s recommended reading list

During his presentation at our 2012 Animal Advocacy Camp, Rob Laidlaw of Zoocheck handed out a recommended reading list for effective activists. Here it is: The Art of the Possible: A Handbook for Political Activism by Amanda Sussman (McClelland and Stewart, 2007) Animals and the Law by Lesli Bisgould (Irwin Law, 2012) Don’t Think of an Elephant!:


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I No Longer Steal from Nature

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I found a lovely poem written by Arab poet Al-Ma’arri, who lived from 973 to 1057.  (link)  I’m such a huge fan of historical stuff and I just had to share this “ancient vegan wisdom”: I No Longer Steal from Nature You are diseased in understanding and religion. Come to me, that you may hear


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Reading: a bunch of links from the past week

Here is a batch of links from the past week or so, for your reading pleasure. Sorry to get to it so late. The biggest story was probably the HSUS veal slaughterhouse investigation, but I’ve only included one link to a story about it below. I’ll try to do a recap post about that story


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