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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:41 PM
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"The Sexual Politics of Meat"
Anyone ever read this? It basically linked meat eating with sexism. The writer made some interesting points, but I think she was reaching with this one.
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Rick Myers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:43 PM
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1. I read that years ago
When I was a vegitarian. Did it for 12 years, but now I eat some poultry and pork.
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:56 PM
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2. Did she say women who eat meat are self-hating?
I've heard that one before, and am curious if it came from that book.

This person also made the same claim in regard to women who are actively heterosexual. Fucking moonbat, IMHO.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:59 PM
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4. Don't remember
But the basic premise is that the way men treat women is no different than the way we treat livestock...
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:01 PM
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6. *That's* the basic premise...
and you only think she was overreaching?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:03 PM
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8. LOL....well she did make a point that we don't treat animals too well
And some men don't treat women that well either, but the two are not related... :)
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:47 PM
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14. "some men"
"Some men" don't reat women that well.

And, guess what? Some women don't treat men that well, either!
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:02 PM
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7. No.
And the author is a heterosexual.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:58 PM
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3. Have you been watching Jerry Springer again??
You know... the chick that has a sexual fantasy with big slabs of meat smashed all over body??? :P
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:10 PM
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10. Oh god I saw that one!
it ALMOST made me a vegetarian...almost. Still that was one nasty episode
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:59 PM
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5. I ate some meat Tuesday night
*tries to look innocent*
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:08 PM
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9. Yeah, I read it.
It doesn't really link eating meat with sexism. It compares the parallels of objectification of animals and objectification of women.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:11 PM
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11. true....the idea of objectification was its centerpiece I beleive
But it has been a while....
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:15 PM
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12. That is a valid point.
I don't agree with the conclusions one is supposed to draw from it, but the human race is not yet free from the slavery mentality, and we have quite a ways to go.
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:42 PM
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13. How can you disagree if you haven't read it?
:shrug:
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:10 PM
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15. Just trust me on this, mmmk?
I have no interest in converting to veganism. No amount of vicious personal attacks (IRL, not on DU) will change my mind on this.

One day, when I feel a little less hurt, I will probably study the propaganda out of scholarly interest.
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:28 PM
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19. *backing slowly away*
Okay, clearly this is a sensitive subject for you.

To be fair, though, the book really is just feminist-vegetarian critical theory. Not for "conversion" purposes.
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:31 PM
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26. *holstering weapons*
I'm sorry, man.

It sounds like an interesting read. I could probably draw parallels to capitalism in much the same vein.

And moonbats are moonbats, if they aren't yowling about this, they are yapping about that.

Peace. :hippie:
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:12 PM
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16. dupe
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:15 PM by Lilith Velkor
d'oh
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:13 PM
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18. dupe again
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 05:16 PM by Lilith Velkor
double d'oh
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Kraklen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:12 PM
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17. Haven't heard that one. But I heard it about science.
Physics is sexist because it studies solid objects, and erections are hard. Where as fluid dynamics is understudied, since fluid represents menses.

Can't remember who that was though.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:33 PM
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22. LOL! That sounds like Mary Daly!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:34 PM
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24. Though Daly would also equate the crucifix to the erect man-penis
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:29 PM
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20. I haven't eaten meat in a very long time now...
Man, this is a bizarre thread...
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Kraklen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:32 PM
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21. Ain't it though.
I'm confused. I'm thought this thread was about meat products, but your post has me wondering if it's about fellatio.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:34 PM
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23. Don't ask me, I have nary a clue!
:wow:
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:46 PM
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25. Tell her not
to roll the steak into a tube shape.
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