Author: stephanieccles

(Re)positioning Care in Animal Rights: A reading of the ‘The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics’.

  I just finished reading The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics (2006 edition published by Columbia University Press) by Josephine Donovan and Carol J. Adams. The 2006 edition includes the original 1996 text (excluding one essay not sure why) augmented a decade later with Part II that incorporates constructive critiques of the feminist care […]

Addressing language to combat specieism and violence

This week’s reading note is for the book Animal Equality: Language and Liberation (2001) by Joan Dunayer published by Ryce Publishing in Maryland. This book is an invaluable resource to anyone interested in animal rights and to challenge discourses that perpetuate oppression in our daily lives. Dunayer argues that language choice is important to interrogate to reveal […]

A more encompassing approach to Mother’s Day

I saw this post on facebook today and thought it was very important as it extends our understanding of mother’s day to other species, which in itself, challenges speciesism and understandings of ‘motherhood’ for all animals (read: humans and nonhuman animals). Cow’s milk comes from grieving mothers, who industrially lactate for humans and are stripped […]

Sistah Vegan: Black female vegans speak on food, identity, health, and society. And we should LISTEN to what they have to say.

After reading Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society (2010) the anthology compiled by A. Breeze Harper I realized how fortunate it is coming from a feminist perspective into veganism; as intersectionality of interacting and overlapping forms of oppression and social injustices are impossible to overlook. It is also important […]