The Sexual Politics of Meat Slideshow - Presented by Carol Adams
AF 209ABC - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Diversity & Inclusion
Department of Political Science at Wilkinson College
Department of Peace Studies at Wilkinson College
Department of History at Wilkinson College
Department of Sociology at Wilkinson College
5:30pm - Art Exhibit*
7:00pm - Presentation Begins
Carol J. Adams is a feminist-vegan advocate, activist, and independent scholar and the author of numerous books including her pathbreaking The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory now in a Bloomsbury Revelations edition celebrating its 25th anniversary. It has been translated into German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.
In this presentation, Adams develops and expands ideas found in The Sexual Politics of Meat (1990) and The Pornography of Meat (2003). Adams’ work provides an ecofeminist analysis of the interconnected oppressions of misogyny, white supremacy, and speciesism by exploring the way popular culture draws on dominant Western philosophical viewpoints regarding race, gender, and species that further objectification. It identifies how meat has been a valued masculine-identified protein source and the ways that assumptions about meat eating reinforce a gender binary. It proposes that many meat advertisements are conduits for hate-speech against women and also that they offer ways to encode "whiteness" without being explicit. It also analyzes how animal agriculture draws on conventional dominant discourse to foster oppression, especially the ways in which animal agriculture normalizes sexual exploitation, control of female reproduction, and reifies rape culture in its depictions of “consent” by animals to be impregnated and consumed.
*Art Submission Information