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Animals and Women as Meat

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Author(s): Patricia Denys

Journal: The Brock Review
ISSN 1188-9071

Volume: 12;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 44;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: animal rights | factory farming | feminism

ABSTRACT
Society’s current view of women and animals, both of whom have been regarded as sacred since ancient times, is as objects of consumption, containment and control in our patriarchal society. We have become disconnected as a society, from each other, and in turn, from Nature. Meat eating weaves together the oppression of women and of animals. Since this objectification has become so ingrained in our culture and denies accountability, it propagates the myth of how women and animals are marketed as being acceptable.
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