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. 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: 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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Animal rights vs human rights

Is there really any conflict between human rights and animal rights? I don’t think so. Only if we regard exploiting, breeding, and killing of animals as our right do we limit our rights by granting animals rights. We used to think that allowing women to have rights would infringe on our rights as men. Perhaps


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Faulty Arguments Against Veganism, pt. 5

Check out parts 1-4 here. Argument: “…stop worrying about animals, when there are tons of hungry PEOPLE out there!! PEOPLE!” Response: Really? No, seriously. Is this real? I’m kidding, of course; if you’ve been vegan or an activist for any period of time you’ve probably heard this comment or some variety of it (depending on


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Respect for animals

I’ve been wondering a lot lately about people who say that they love animals and respect them, but then eat them. How does this work? Are they just using these words to mean something other than what I think they mean? Love would seem to indicate that they care at least as much for the


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