“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Interview with Feminist Vegetarian Carol Adams

I've known Carol for a long time. I was one of the first big fans of The Sexual Politics of Meat, a very happy synchronicity for me, since I was beginning my research on vegetarianism in the Romantic period. It was very nice of her to endorse the eventual book.

It's interesting to me how much

a) Carol's work now seems totally given, while in the late 80s it was easy to dismiss as off the wall, as was mine.

b) There is still a progressive, futuristic edge to her work—because society has nowhere near caught up with the feminist vegetarian vision she outlines.

So this interview with her comes as a welcome surprise
. Perhaps I've inclined some more towards her position as I've aged, so this is fun for me to see how my mind has changed (for the better).

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