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Carol Adams "Why the Sexual Politics of Meat Matters in 2020"
Carol will be presenting to you a vegan feminist presentation that draws upon representations of women and animals in contemporary popular culture to address the overlapping oppressions of misogyny, white supremacy, and anthropocentrism. The presentation develops and expands upon ideas found in The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Pornography of Meat: New and Updated
(2020). It identifies how meat has been a valued masculine-identified protein source and the ways that assumptions about meat eating reinforce a gender binary. It shows the operating of a hierarchy which upholds men’s supposed needs for animal foods. It proposes that many meat advertisements are conduits for hate-speech against women and also that they offer ways to encode "whiteness" without being explicit. It also analyzes how animal agriculture draws on conventional dominant discourse to foster oppression, especially the ways in which animal agriculture normalizes sexual exploitation, control of female reproduction, and reifies rape culture in its depictions of “consent” by animals to be impregnated and consumed. The presentation draws upon images that have been sent from around the world by my readers, truly “grassroots sociologists.” The images show the continuing power of the ideology I have called “the sexual politics of meat” and “the pornography of meat.”

Nov 1, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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