Are we biologically designed to eat animals or culturally motivated to do so? My honest answer is that it doesn’t matter to me. We live in an industrialized culture with ample alternatives to eating, wearing, and otherwise using animals, so we shouldn’t.
Extract from the book by Carol J. Adams “Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and the Sexual Politics of Meat” (via animalsandtrees)
I think that one of these days you’re going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you’ve got to start going there.
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
When men imagine a female uprising, they imagine a world in which women rule men as men have ruled women.
I feel this is very important.
It’s been apparent to me for a while that most men can’t really imagine “equality.” All they can imagine is having the existing power structure inverted.
I cannot decide whether this shows how unimaginative they are, or shows how aware they must be of what they do in order to so deeply fear having it turned on them.