There’s a “regular” #metoo/#timesup movement and then there are some that have splintered off. It reminds me of when I was asked to talk about domestic violence in specific populations after a “basic” domestic violence training. Some thought there were unique concerns that needed to be addressed separately for specific populations and others thought those concerns, and the populations, should be incorporated into the larger … Continue reading #metoo and #timesup: Digging deeper across movements
My brother died in 2007. He had a very rare form of cancer. The time between figuring out what was wrong and his death was short – 6 months. And you know what happened most often when I told people about it during that six months? People blamed him. “Have you told him about The China Study? About how eating meat causes cancer?” No. No … Continue reading Take Care of Yourself! Blaming and Shaming People with Illnesses
Project Intersect’s first issue, Clarion Call, is out! The launch at the National Museum of Animals and Society was fabulous, full, and complete with generously donated Kombucha Dog. Now, you can order the beautiful and engaging first issue directly from me for $10 plus nominal shipping. Just submit the order form on this site and I will contact you to discuss the payment option that will … Continue reading Order Project Intersect’s 1st Issue Here!
I’ve been asked why I bother reading “these horrible things that [I] already know,” but believe me, it’s a good day when I actually have time to sit down and reflect on them. It’s an even better day when I get to digest some else’s perspective about said “horrible things.” So today, prompted by a Carol J. Adams tweet I noted while recently traveling for … Continue reading Rejecting a culture of male dominance and violence: Making connections
Several years ago, I wrote an essay for a book that my friend and colleague, Stacia Mesleh, and I put together addressing the links between human, animal, and environmental well-being. The book has been passed on to a publisher and will come out under a new title and editor, including most of the wonderful authors who originally contributed essays to our project. Along the way, … Continue reading Comprehensive Violence Prevention: Towards a Connectionist Perspective
The increase in intersectional work lately has filled my connectionist heart with joy. Case-in-point: Neither Man Nor Beast: Patriarchy, Speciesism, & Deconstructing Oppressions, a web conference taking place on Sunday, February 23. Hosted by Animal Liberation Ontario and Vegan Feminist Network, the web conference promises to empower minds, bodies, and communities: Moving beyond the typical boundaries of social justice activism, this conference will be advocating … Continue reading Neither Man Nor Beast: Patriarchy, Speciesism, & Deconstructing Oppressions
After years of waiting, a Defiant Daughter finally met her inspiration, Carol J. Adams. It’s hard to believe that despite countless emails, we had never actually met in person. That changed when I attended her The Sexual Politics of Meat slide show at the National Museum of Animals & Society on Sunday, October 27, 2013. The slide show visually demonstrates The Sexual Politics of Meat, … Continue reading The Sexual Politics of Meat slide show: A Defiant Daughter’s reflections