Animals and Women: Feminist Theoretical Explorations by Carol J. Adams,Josephine Donovan,Joan Dunayer,Lynda

By Carol J. Adams,Josephine Donovan,Joan Dunayer,Lynda Birke,Marti Kheel

Animals and Women is a suite of pioneering essays that explores the theoretical connections among feminism and animal safeguard. delivering a feminist point of view at the prestige of animals, this distinctive quantity argues persuasively that either the social building and oppressions of ladies are inextricably hooked up to the ways that we understand and abuse different species. moreover, it demonstrates that any such concentration doesn't distract from the fight for women’s rights, yet particularly contributes to it.
This wide-ranging multidisciplinary anthology provides unique fabric from students in various fields, in addition to a unprecedented, early article by way of Virginia Woolf. Exploring the forefront of the species/gender boundary, it addresses such matters because the courting among abortion rights and animal rights, the relationship among woman-battering and animal abuse, and the speciesist foundation for a lot sexist language. additionally thought of are the ways that animals were appeared by means of technology, literature, and the environmentalist circulate. A remarkable meditation on ladies and wolves is gifted, as is an exam of sexual harassment and the taxonomy of hunters and searching. ultimately, this compelling assortment means that the subordination and degradation of ladies is a prototype for other kinds of abuse, and that to disclaim this connection is to take part within the persevered mistreatment of animals and women.

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