Earlier today, Adam Polaski wrote a post revisiting the 1980 Carol Adams book The Sexual Politics of Meat. In it, Adams connects the exploitation of animals with the exploitation of women, coming to the conclusion that to overcome our male-dominated society we must stop eating meat.
With it being the 20th anniversary of Adams’ book, a number of critics have revisited her argument. Teresa Noll of On the Issues recently looked at how people—like Lady Gaga and her meat dress—have skewed Adams’ message. With this in mind, Adam concluded, “If you advocate for gender equality, do you also feel obliged to reject a diet that includes meat?”
Mordicai was quick to disagree:
I understand the arguments, but reject them. Does objectifying cars & exploiting televisions mean you can’t stop objectifying & exploiting women? No, because they are objects, right? The overlapping Venn diagrams aren’t obligatory. I see the link that is being drawn, but I don’t agree with it.
Thanks to Mordicai for his continued commenting. To everyone else: start commenting, and you could be next!