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Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice, University of Illinois Press, 2011

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      United Poultry Concerns - http://www.upc-online.org
      30 June 2011

      Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social
      Justice, University of Illinois Press, 2011

      If it weren't for women like those contributing to this book, the voices of
      those who can't fight for themselves would only be heard in slaughterhouses and
      experimental laboratories.

      UPC President Karen Davis is pleased to announce publication of this amazing
      anthology of writings by women who advocate for animals & tell their stories
      why.

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      The Book Garden - A Review

      A feminist view on animal advocacy? I certainly haven't heard about such an
      approach before. All the more reason for me to pick up Sister Species: Women,
      Animals And Social Justice to satisfy my curiosity.

      In her anthology Lisa A. Kemmerer introduces the reader at length to the topic
      of animal activism and its close connection to other forms of oppression such
      as sexism, racism, homophobia, etc. sharing a collection of essays focusing on
      animal ethics. These essays are as diverse as the women who wrote about their
      experiences, including cockfighting, factory farming, the bushmeat trade, as
      well as contemplating theology and animals, to mention but a few.

      You don't have to be a feminist to understand this book and its message. Being
      vegetarian probably helps. Overall I think it's almost safe to say that a lot
      of people won't like this book, because it forces them to rethink their view of
      "the other," in this case non-human animals, but it is important to understand
      that what we do for "us" (humans) should not be achieved at the cost of
      "others" (animals). Inconvenient truths? You bet. And if it weren't for women
      like those contributing to this book, the voices of those who can't fight for
      themselves would only be heard in slaughterhouses and experimental
      laboratories.

      In short: This book will change your way of thinking about animals who don't
      happen to be human. Read it!

      5/5 stars
      http://the-book-garden.blogspot.com/2011/06/review-sister-species-lisa-kemmerer.html

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      We Animals - A Review

      http://www.weanimals.org/blog.php?entry=114

      Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice addresses interconnections
      between speciesism, sexism, racism, and homophobia, clarifying why social
      justice activists in the twenty-first century must challenge intersecting forms
      of oppression.

      This anthology presents bold and gripping--sometimes horrifying--personal
      narratives from fourteen activists who have personally explored links of
      oppression between humans and animals, including such exploitative enterprises
      as cockfighting, factory farming, vivisection, and the bushmeat trade. Sister
      Species asks readers to rethink how they view "others," how they affect animals
      with their daily choices, and how they might bring change for all who are
      oppressed. These essays remind readers that women have always been important to
      social justice and animal advocacy, and they urge each of us to recognize the
      links that continue to bind all oppressed individuals. The astonishing honesty
      of these contributors demonstrates with painful clarity why every woman should
      be an animal activist and why every animal activist should be a feminist.

      Contributors are Carol J. Adams, Tara Sophia Bahna-James, Karen Davis,
      Elizabeth Jane Farians, Hope Ferdowsian, Linda Fisher, Twyla Fran├žois,
      Christine Garcia, A. Breeze Harper, Sangamithra Iyer, Pattrice Jones, Lisa
      Kemmerer, Allison Lance, Ingrid Newkirk, Lauren Ornelas, and Miyun Park.

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      To Order click on
      http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/77dgs4fn9780252036170.html

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      compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.
      Don't just switch from beef to chicken. Go Vegan.
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