Im beginning to feel like it must take a real level of sophisticated intelligence to grasp the concept of intersected oppressions. Explaining any kind of oppression is an ongoing, everyday endeavour. Explaining how human oppression is a love affair with speciesism is much the same. Ongoing. Why vegans get so mad at the concept of… Continue reading New vegan. Who dis?
I've finally watched Tuesday night's episode of The Last Resort. It's day two at the couples' therapy retreat, and it's clear they are all still feeling salty af. The show starts with a recap of ep 1, and I am reminded to feel devo for DTF Jodie who gives us the status report on her… Continue reading The Last Resort
About a week ago, I caught the trailer of the up and coming documentary River Blue following a conservationist who infiltrates one of the world’s most pollutive industries examining the destruction of our rivers and its effect on humanity. It was enough to send me to a dark corner rocking fetal position consoling in happy… Continue reading Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Trendy fast fashion and capitalism, Harsh chemical pollution in natural springs, These are a few of my favourite things.
The animalization of blackness is nothing new. Authors Che Gossett and Aph Ko explore it in their respective works.
A few weeks ago, I was privileged to have been interviewed by Marla Rose in the Vegan Rock Star feature on her site Vegan Feminist Agitator. In response to one of her questions I gave the following answer:
“Animal exploitation is the bedrock of imperialist white supremacist capitalist cis-heteropatriarchy. You want to abolish oppression, you gotta include other species.”
Apparently that phrase is a trigger for a lot of white readers, including this one:
My question is—what is it about acknowledging the role of white supremacy in animal exploitation that strikes discomfort and (in some cases) outright rage in those white vegans? The history of white supremacy and western imperialism is the history of animal oppression. The shared traumas of black bodies and animal bodies make our liberation inseparable. Let’s examine the…
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In the past month, my interest in participating through the channels of social network have been like unscrewing a lightbulb. It died out in a short twist of sudden awareness to the alarming increase of business activity. Social networking is now completely outrun by a universe of professional attention-grabbers who are out to monetise on… Continue reading Evolving grabs.
It's possible future generations won't even blame us for climate change and ecoside -they may very well follow our lead and adopt exactly the same strategy of inactivity and indifference. It that a hopeful future? One that is not vastly different from whom we are today?
In a world divided by the perpetual overrepresentation for some and underrepresentation for anyone who isn't white and male, It's never not refreshing to catch wind of the 'white guy' roasts because welp -they on point. And listen; surly surly surly a bit of banta is less worse than let's say.. living with the rape,… Continue reading A young mans long, awkward, occasionally tragic and frequently humiliating education in the affairs of his white fragility.