Dear @VegNews: I am shocked that you carried the statement by the authors of #ThugKitchen announcing their name change in your 2020 holiday issue without providing any context about their racist practices and cultural appropriation over the past 8 years. 1/x#TheBeardedVegans offered a definitive two-part series on Thug Kitchen exposing this. They explain, "Matt and Michelle, the couple behind #ThugKitchen made a habit of slyly dodging their critics & employing a litany of gaslighting techniques to explain away their behavior." 2/x
Aug 26, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
"Scoop" asked, What does defacing a billboard that features #JacindaAdren w/ a dead #possum say? It says the #sexualpoliticsofmeat is alive & well in NZ. //www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL2008/S00187/defacing-billboard-of-jacinda-ardern-with-dead-possum-what-does-it-say-about-us.htm /1
Killing animals and using them to represent hostile feelings toward women is nothing new. It's just more visible when the woman the dead animal is used against is #jacindaardern the Prime Minister of NZ. /2
Aug 24, 2020 • 16 tweets • 9 min read
Let’s take a moment to remember the #suffragists who were #vegetarian, a thread. They recognized how oppressions were connected. Some of the information is from my book, The Sexual Politics of Meat now celebrating its 30th anniversary of publication. #suffrage /1
Let’s be clear: Susan B. #Anthony was NOT a vegetarian. She was happy to get to Delmonico’s in Manhattan after staying with the #Grimke sisters, who were. She did attend a vegetarian banquet in 1853, where the toast was to “Total Abstinence, Women’s Rights, & Vegetarianism.” /2
Aug 15, 2020 • 13 tweets • 12 min read
Remember the belief that meat is the best or only protein source is a #racist belief, discounting the way the majority of the cultures ate. #thesexualpoliticsofmeat#feminism#vegan /3
A #masculinity made anxious & unsettled seeks to re-establish itself by invoking #redmeat; you can find this happening at key points in US history: the rise of immigration at the end of the 19th century, after the Vietnam War, after 9/11, & during the #Trump 2016 campaign /4
Let's talk about this article & #fetalbovineserum. @amlamey says (parenthetically) regarding in vitro meat "Dr. Post’s first burger was grown using fetal bovine serum, a slaughterhouse byproduct; his team & others have sought out animal-free replacements." nytimes.com/2020/07/02/opi…
What in this context does "have sought out" mean? They have sought out and FOUND animal-free replacements? Or they ARE STILL SEEKING animal-free replacements. Because the difference is meaning is the difference between #meat "without murder" and meat with murder.
May 22, 2020 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
.@michelleinbklyn Back in 1995, Operation Rescue's office was raided to collect their belongings to auction to begin to pay what a jury in Houston had ordered they owed Planned Parenthood for disrupting their services during the 1992 Republican Presidential Convention. /1
Among the property that was collected that day by the Dallas County Constables were six computers. All of #OperationRescues's property was collected into one lot to be auctioned on May 1, 1995 in Dallas. /2
May 13, 2020 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Jonathan Safran Foer: Meat is not essential. Why are we killing for it? washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/…
"The number of #slaughterhouse workers who have already died this year is on par with the number of U.S. servicemembers who have died annually fighting in Afghanistan over the last five years."
Apr 21, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
I'm glad that this article calls out @hannahgoldfield for her shameful review of @LekkaBurger, comparing it to someone's else's [a man's!] burger, as though there can only be one vegan burger. Tell that to the makers of burgers from dead animals--only one, no room for more! /1
It made me wonder if @hannahgoldfield faces the same dilemma this article exposes--that women have to be better than men to achieve (nothing new there). The fact that the @NewYorker article ends w/ her saying "well if I want a hamburger I'll just get a hamburger" (paraphrase) /2
This is a second thread for #white#vegans & #animalrights activists who recognize we are often the problem in the way we articulate issues having to do with the other animals. What if white privilege has influenced the way we have framed issues around veganism and animal rights?
This is a part of journal entry from the early 1980s when I was involved in a very difficult battle around integrated housing and racism. I wrote “Racists who do not see that they are being racist. If this is true as a paradigm—racists do not see racism...
I was shocked to find that @RLSWrites cites a statistic about the # of animal shelters verses the # of #domesticviolence#shelters, in No Visible Bruises. Why didn't editors at @BloomsburyPub catch this as problematic? Thread: why this is problematic:
1/ There is a connection between domestic abuse and animal abuse. Often abusers injure animals as well as their main targets: women. Many women, over many years, did not leave their abusers because there was no where to take their animals.