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Neither Man Nor Beast by Carol J. Adams
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Mar 16, 13

bookshelves: feminism, animal-rights, environment
Read from March 14 to 16, 2013

As a radical feminist and a moral realist/deontologist, I often find myself at odds with Carol Adams' eco-feminism, her moral/cultural relativism, and her post-modern approach that seems to put jargon and intellectual obscurantism ahead of clarity and a concrete analysis of power. But as a vegan and as someone who cares about the environment, I'm interested in reading up on whatever vegan-feminist literature is available to date.

Along with "The Sexual Politics of Meat", "Neither Man nor Beast" is an alright - not brilliant, just alright - piece of work. It's evidently very well-researched, and Adams presents some very interesting ideas - I particularly liked her arguments as to why the women's movement should embrace veganism/animal rights. For better or for worse, however, I tend to prefer writing that is clear, bold, and passionately incites the reader to act, and Carol Adams work fails on that front.
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