State of Emergency: Murder Epidemic Hidden in Plain Sight

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What if I were to to tell you about a genuine state of emergency, a lethal epidemic of which the exact numbers will never be fully known? I’m sure you’d have a few guesses as to what I mean…but I’m also pretty sure those guesses would be inaccurate.

What I’m talking about here is Male Pattern Violence. Sex-based violence. The global war being waged by males against females for centuries.

What I’m talking about is femicide.

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An Open Letter To the Three Women Who Were Pointing and Laughing At My Hairy Legs on the Subway

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When I boarded the 6 train last week, I made the unfortunate mistake of sitting across from you.

There were three of you: All of you appeared to be in your late 40s, and were busy chatting like old-school friends. Only a few seconds had passed when, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed you noticing my legs.

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Pre-Order “Occupy these Photos”!

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My next book, Occupy These Photos (with foreword by Cecily McMillan) will be available for purchase on Sept. 8, 2015. However, it can be pre-ordered – as an e-book or a special limited edition paperback – right here 

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“The Sexual Politics of Meat”: 25 Years Later – Mickey Z. Interviews Carol J. Adams

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Another thing to consider is what activists several decades ago referred to as the “primary emergency.” What is the primary emergency that a group is addressing? As animal activists, we need to be sensitive to the primary emergency of any group that we seek to work with intersectionally and not overwhelm that focus. For instance, #BlackLivesMatter is saying: this is our primary emergency…. And who could argue with that, given the statistics on the deaths of African-Americans by police?

It helps for us to ask ourselves, “What is the privilege I am bringing to this situation? What do I need to be aware of that may not be visible to me? What are my presumptions?” In seeking alliances, these are important questions that I hope will keep us from reifying or co-opting someone else’s oppression in our work.

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Governor Cuomo is Afraid of Nipples

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The August 19 Newsday headline blared: CUOMO JOINS IN CALL FOR CRACKDOWN ON TIMES SQUARE’S TOPLESS HUSTLERS

From these 11 words, we can first learn that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo doesn’t know the laws in his home state. (A 1992 decision by New York State’s top court ruled women have the legal right to go topless, yet Cuomo recently declared, “I believe it’s illegal.”)

We can also learn that Cuomo is afraid of nipples. Female nipples, to be more precise. Wait…who am I kidding? It’s not fear, it’s hatred.

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Vegan Misanthropy: Speciesist & Ignores Patriarchy

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Vegans, if you actually want your “movement” to advance beyond intolerable fringe status, it might help to recognize that advocating for human extinction is not the most effective form of outreach.

In addition, you boast of your anti-speciesist status but, um…you’re publicly and consistently expressing contempt or even hatred for an entire species.

Most importantly, though, is what you’re not saying. Yes, the dominant culture is responsible for raining down 24/7 carnage upon all forms of life, but to lump all humans together without analysis or nuance is to ignore the foundation upon which all exploitation, oppression, and violence grows: male supremacy.

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Not All Men? Well, actually…

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There aren’t many things scarier than the prospect that half the human population can’t be trusted.”

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