Research Mentor(s)

Vicki Hsueh

Affiliated Department

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Keywords

Vegan, vegetarian, feminism, environmental racism, predatory heterosexuality, anti-capitalism, patriarchy, animal exploitation, oppression, reproductive exploitation, intersectionality

Document Type

Event

Abstract

In this paper I focus on animal exploitation as a feminist issue. I discuss reproductive exploitation in humans and domesticated animals, language as a tool of oppression, the power dynamics involved in hunting and consuming animals, and the barriers that are faced when people try to access health food such as environmental racism and food deserts. Using an anti-capitalist intersectional feminist framework, I expose how the current capitalist patriarchy aids in the oppression of all marginalized groups, including animals.

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Language

English

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A Feminist Analysis of Human and Animal Oppression: Intersectionality Among Species

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

In this paper I focus on animal exploitation as a feminist issue. I discuss reproductive exploitation in humans and domesticated animals, language as a tool of oppression, the power dynamics involved in hunting and consuming animals, and the barriers that are faced when people try to access health food such as environmental racism and food deserts. Using an anti-capitalist intersectional feminist framework, I expose how the current capitalist patriarchy aids in the oppression of all marginalized groups, including animals.

 

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