To Akilah: On Intersectionality in Feminism and Veganism

Interesting read. I was writing, on my other blog, on an analogy of ice-cream to explain orientations. I was saying how the analogies of food to bodies is a problematic one, it’s more so when we consume animals.

Akilah is also using white imperialist food, fast food, mainstream food that, yes, animals are killed for. We can go deeper and think about gender roles and institutions cause rapes and murder, the most obvious example being in war.

 

Rape culture and ‘food’

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“On our humane dairy farm, we humanely strap a cow into a “rape rack”, forcibly impregnate her and steal her babies,” says the humane farmer leaning on a cow.

Trigger Warning: US Republicans

The operative word above is ‘babies’, did the cow have a baby each time? Then she wasn’t raped…

“if it’s a legitimate rape, the female [cow] body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

..and I guess the bull wasn’t raped if they got any semen out of him…

Farmers and cow-owners also routinely ‘humanely’ kill some of the cow’s babies for veal, the others grow up to get raped (not rape-raped). Am I getting too bogged down in language?

This happens to be spot-on (thank-you, Vegina!!)