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Women and the Animal Rights Movement
Animal rights is one of the fastest growing social movements today. Women greatly outnumber men as activists, yet surprisingly, little has been written about the importance and impact of gender on the movement. Women and the Animal Rights Movement combats stereotypes of women activists as mere sentimentalists by exploring the political and moral character of their advocacy ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 19th 2011 by Rutgers University Press
(first published January 1st 2011)
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May 02, 2012 dara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: activists/advocates (not just of animal rights, but other social justice movements as well)
I have a lot of thoughts swirling around in my head right now, but mostly I just want to sleep, so I'll save reviewing this for later. For now: I think animal advocates should read this to see "the oppression of animals as a part of a broad, intersecting web of inequality that encompasses gender, race, class, and environmental concerns." It is both in honor of the animal rights movement, and a critique of it. I believe the issues addressed within this book are imperative to progress, and that ...more
The best book overall!! A great source for my thesis!!!! One of the few animal rights literature I read cover to cover! Not just because of my paper either! A well researched & arguments outlining the animals rights/liberation's history how it connects with animals, women & nature as one!!!! The impact of PETA's controversial campaign tactics & why women are for or against the scandalous "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" advertisement!!
Jul 29, 2015 virgodura rated it liked it
Not what I was looking for tbh but it's an interesting sociological study. It's incredible what some animal activists will say - how openly racist and homophobic some of them are. One of them actually says: 'I haven't seen any factory farms for gays lately.'
Dr. Emily Gaarder is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology/Anthropology Department at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Emily earned her Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, her M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati, and her B.A. from the University of Minnesota-Morris. She has worked in a variety of jobs in the criminal justice system, including ...moreMore about Emily Gaarder...