By Anthony J. Nocella II
Development upon anarchist evaluations of racism, sexism, ableism and classism, this selection of new essays melds anarchism with animal advocacy in arguing that speciesism is an ideological and social norm rooted in hierarchy and inequality. emerging from the anarchist-influenced Occupy flow, this publication brings jointly foreign students and activists who problem us all to seem extra severely into the reasons of speciesism and to take a broader view of peace, social justice and the character of oppression. Animal advocates have lengthy argued that speciesism will finish if the humanity adopts a vegan ethic. this idea is built into the argument that the vegan ethic has the main promise whether it is additionally anti-capitalist and opposed to all different types of domination.
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Complete elimination of suffering is not possible as long as living beings must consume other forms of living beings, but we still might ask how much suffering could be eliminated now and into the future if everyone adopted a vegan diet. Of course it is not possible to know, but it would certainly be an extremely high percentage of all the suffering that currently takes place and that will take place into the future based on current food production and consumption patterns. Contemporary anarchists know that actualizing the answers to the above two questions requires dramatically altering human social life from its current form, and creating a form of human social life free of hierarchies and oppression, as promoted by all the authors of this book.
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Intersectionality emphasizes that oppression is related by systems of domination (hooks 1994). This concept was made well-known by feminists of color (Collins 1998; Collins 2000a), who emphasized that while being a woman is difficult in society because of patriarchy, it is even harder to be a Black women, and harder for those Black women who are poor and may also be lesbians and/or have disabilities. In addition, the developing field of intersectionality studies in feminism over the last twenty years has also shown that intersections are complex.
Anarchism and Animal Liberation: Essays on Complementary Elements of Total Liberation by Anthony J. Nocella II