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In Lisa Kemmerer’s, Sister Species: Women, Animals and Social Justice, she addresses the interconnections between speciesism, sexism, racism, and homophobia.
This extraordinary book clarifies why social justice activists in the twenty-first century must identify and challenge these various intersecting forms of oppression simultaneously.
With courageous and gripping personal narratives from women who have personally explored links of oppression between human beings and nonhuman animals, Sister Species examines exploitative enterprises such as cockfighting, factory farming, vivisection, and the bushmeat trade.
Sister Species demonstrates with painful clarity why every activist must be on board with other social justice concerns.
Excerpt: “Feminists and Ecofeminists must take a stand on behalf of all who are oppressed, rather than seek loopholes in the hope of defending their habitual diet while continuing to ask others to make fundamental changes in their udnerstandings and lifestyle on behalf of women and other oppressed human minorities.” ISBN 978-0252078118.
Lisa Kemmerer is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religions at Montana State University, Billings. She is an author and philosopher-activist dedicated to working against oppression on behalf of the environment, nonhuman animals, and disempowered human beings. She is an animal advocate in cattle country.
Lisa has hiked, biked, kayaked, backpacked, and traveled widely, and says, “We have extended ethics outward from self to family to community to all of humanity. We are now called to extend moral consideration to other species.”