Essays By Topic

Ableism & Disability

3 Reasons Why You Should Become a Pro-Intersectional Activist

A Feminist Critique of “Service” Dogs

In a Sexist World, A Horse’s Company is an Escape

Is Veganism Ableist? A Disabled Vegan Perspective

“Obsessive” Vegans: The Politics of Vegan Ableism

PETA Names Part-Time Animal Abuser and Misogynist Ricky Gervais Person of the Year

“Sexism is Nuts” Says Company that Enslaves Animals, Children, and Uses Disableism in Slogans

Steak & BJ Day: Because Women’s Cancer is All about Pleasing Men

Age & Age Discrimination

An Overlooked Intersection: Ageism, Sexism and the Animal Rights Movement

“Sexy at 70” and “Grumpy Old Vegans”: Ageist Stereotypes in the Vegan Movement

Alliance Building

The Dangers Of Hero Worship In An Activist Movement

The Sexual Politics of Holier-Than-Thou Veganism

The Urgency Of Activism: Friend or Foe of Progress?

Three Reasons Why Veganism Needs Diversity

Veganism is Not “Food Ethics”: Veganism is about Social Justice

We Need More Pro-Intersectional Activism in the Animal Rights Movement

When Social Justice Ignores Marginalized Vegans

Capitalism

Animal Rights and Feminism

Are Furry Nails the New Trend?

Dove “Real Beauty” is a Real Nightmare for Animals

Girl Power: How Dairy Pornifies Motherhood

Veganism, Degrowth and Redistribution

Class

Of Breeders, MOOs and Overpopulation: Eugenics in the Animal Rights Movement

The $29.00 Vegan Poverty Challenge: Classism, Patriarchy and Animal Rights

The Patriarchal Orientation of Sex, Race, Economic and Human/Nonhuman Classes

Veganism, Vulnerable Women, and Organ Trafficking

Vegans, Procreation, and “Overpopulation,” Oh My…

You Are What You Eat: Nonvegan Pigs and Intersectional Failure

Domestic Violence

Dealing with Sexual Abuse in Our Community

Miss Molly & Masculinity

PETA Applauds Horrific Maroon 5 Video Glamorizing Violence Against Women

Vegan Moon – Food, Control and Masculinity

Environment

Of Breeders, MOOs and Overpopulation: Eugenics in the Animal Rights Movement

Sustainability If

Veganism, Degrowth and Redistribution

Food

Feminism, Veganism, and Vaginal Beer

Fifty Shades of Chicken

Meat Misogyny: The Sexual Politics of Menugate

Men Gnawing on Steaks

On Swedish Veganism and Goodness: Intersections of Species, Gender, Race, & Nationality

Research Finds Gender Bias in Self-Reported Meat Consumption

Seal Flesh Sandwich Named after Activist Objectifies Women and Other Animals

The Sexual Politics of Breast Milk in the Amazon

“Sexism is Nuts” Says Company that Enslaves Animals, Children, and Uses Disableism in Slogans

The Sexual Politics of Halloween Meat

The Sexual Politics of Vegan Food

Vegan Moon – Food, Control and Masculinity

Women Laughing Alone with Salad

You Are What You Eat: Nonvegan Pigs and Intersectional Failure

Heterosexism and LGBTQ+

I’m Angry! And That’s My Right.

Intersectionality Politics

A Commentary on Non-Humans First

As Long As It’s Vegan? Single-Issues, Silos, and Social Justice

Dualistic Thinking in the Animal Protection Movement: A Problem for Sentience Based Accounts

Dr. Harper’s New Book, Scars, Brings Intersectional Theory to Life

How Veganism Became an Integral Part of My Feminism

How Vegans can be Better Pro-Intersectional Activists

Lack of Intersectionality: A Moral Inconsistency of the Animal Rights Movement

Lessons in White Fragility: When Vegan Abolitionists Appropriate Intersectionality

On Intersectionality in Feminism and Veganism

Single-Issue Campaigns are the White Feminism of Animal Rights

The Patriarchal Orientation of Sex, Race, Economic and Human/Nonhuman Classes

The Sexual Politics of Holier-Than-Thou Veganism

Three Reasons Why Veganism Needs Diversity

Uh Oh… Your Vegan Panel is All White or Male

When Social Justice Ignores Marginalized Vegans

Why Trump Veganism Must Go

You Are What You Eat: Nonvegan Pigs and Intersectional Failure

Masculinity

Animal Victimization in the Service of Male Vengeance

It’s a Man’s World for Talking Dogs

Love, Sex, and the Animal Liberation Front

Male Entitlement, Meat, and Sports

Male Privilege, Discussion Derailments, and the Politics of Politeness

Masculinity, Music, and Animal Rights: Vegetarian Billy Corgan Slammed by CNN

Men Gnawing on Steaks

Miss Molly & Masculinity

On Policing Male Allies

“The AK47 I Have Sitting Conveniently Beside My Coffee Machine”: Benevolent Sexism and Veganism

The Dangers Of Hero Worship In An Activist Movement

Vegan Bodybuilders, Muscle Men, and the Masculine Physique: Why Promoting the Masculine is Harmful to the Animal Liberation Movement

Vegan Bros: The Way to a Meat-Eater’s Heart is Through His Vagina

Veganism and the Politics of Gender

What is Heganism?

Why Can’t the ALF Talk about Sexism?

Why Can’t Men Be Feminists?

Why the “We Use Men, Too!” Excuse Doesn’t Work

Nonhuman Animals

The Lion Guard, Defending Anything But Feminism

Race & Ethnicity Topics in Nonhuman Animal Rights Advocacy

Animal Whites and Wrongs

Are You Bringing Racist Cookies to Your Vegan Thanksgiving?

Celebrating a Racist, Abusive Sheriff is Not Vegan

Lessons in White Fragility: When Vegan Abolitionists Appropriate Intersectionality

Nazi Cake: As Long As It’s Vegan

Of Breeders, MOOs and Overpopulation: Eugenics in the Animal Rights Movement

On Swedish Veganism and Goodness: Intersections of Species, Gender, Race, & Nationality

What’s Wrong With This Soap?

Veganism and Natural Disasters in the Global South, How We Can Help

Vegans, Procreation, and “Overpopulation,” Oh My…

Why Are White People Outraged Over Cecil The Lion but Not about Sandra Bland?

You Are What You Eat: Nonvegan Pigs and Intersectional Failure

Rape Culture

Gary Yourofsky: Is the Backlash Warranted?

PETA’s “Youngest Pinup”

Prison Rape and the Sexual Politics of Meat

Rape Analogy as Fast Food Advocacy

Rape & Slaughter: Empirical Correlations

The Misogyny of Animal Rape Imagery

The New Frontier of Rape Porn in Animal Rights

Vegan Moon – Food, Control and Masculinity

Self Care and Safe Spaces

I’m Angry! And That’s My Right.

Practicing Healing and Self-Care

There are NO Cults in the Animal Rights Movement!! So, What about Yourofsky?

Sexist Advocacy in Nonhuman Animal Rights

An Open Letter to PETA

Are You Demanding Respect and Safety or Just Bickering

“Booth Babes” Bad for Business & Animal Rights

Does Sex Sell Animal Rights? RESEARCH SAYS NO!

“Eat Your Own Damn Periods!”: Faux-Intersectionality in Ireland

Fedoras for Animal Rights

Gender Inequity in the Animal Welfare Movement

Giving “Real” Feminism a Bad Name

LUSH Cosmetics: Kind(ish) to Animals, Not to Women

Male PETA Employees Make Women have Sex with Vegetables “For the Animals”

Male Privilege, Discussion Derailments, and the Politics of Politeness

PETA and the Sexual Objectification Checklist

PETA Applauds Horrific Maroon 5 Video Glamorizing Violence Against Women

PETA Names Part-Time Animal Abuser and Misogynist Ricky Gervais Person of the Year

PETA Sexualizes Woman’s Death in Canine Heat Exhaustion Campaign

PETA’s Sexy Pregnancy Campaign Against SeaWorld

PETA’s “Youngest Pinup”

The Language of Patriarchy & The Animal Rights Imagination

The Misogyny of Animal Rape Imagery

The Woman as Sexy Dying Animal Trope

Vegan Feminist Work Removed from Ecorazzi; Author Ousted

Vegan Porn is a Barrier to Egalitarianism

What Would Donald Watson Do? How This One Question Promotes Sexism

Why Can’t the ALF Talk about Sexism?

Why Sex Doesn’t Sell Animal Rights

Why the “We Use Men, Too!” Excuse Doesn’t Work

Sex Trafficking and Prostitution

Social Movement Prostitution

The Reality of Trafficking in the U.S. and Women-Positive Alternatives to LUSH Cosmetics

Sexual Objectification, Sexualization, and Pornification

Fifty Shades of Chicken

How Farmers are Making Dairies Sexy for Men’s Health

Meat Misogyny: The Sexual Politics of Menugate

“My Dog Gets Hit On More Than Me”: The Objectification of Female Human and Nonhuman Bodies

Party with the Meat Stick: The Sexual Politics of Slim Jim

PETA and the Sexual Objectification Checklist

Steak & BJ Day: Because Women’s Cancer is All about Pleasing Men

The Neoliberalism Behind Sexy Veganism: Individuals, Structures, and “Choice”

The Sexual Politics of Halloween Meat

Vegans Must Watch Pornography

Why is the Animal Rights Movement so Toxic for Women?

Why the “We Use Men, Too!” Excuse Doesn’t Work

Sizeism and Fat-Shaming

Vegan Bodybuilders, Muscle Men, and the Masculine Physique: Why Promoting the Masculine is Harmful to the Animal Liberation Movement

Vegan Body Shaming: Analyzing the Evidence

Translations and Non-English Essays

French

Des Femmes Riant Seules Avec des Salades

Des Hommes Rongeant des Steaks

Chère Nouvelle Vegane

Conseils pour Alliés Masculins

Demande-t-on le Respect et la Justice ? Ou juste des chamailleries?

Est-ce que le sexe fait vendre les droits des animaux? LA RECHERCHE DIT NON!

Héganisme: Le Véganisme pour Hommes!

Privilège masculin, Déraillements de la Discussion et la Politique de la Politesse

German

Gary Yourofsky: Ist der Backlash gerechtfertigt?

Wichsen für den Tierschutz

Hungarian

Kedves Újdonsült Vegán

“Vajon Donald Watson Mit Tenne?” – Hogyan Erősíti ez a Kérdés a Szexizmust

Spanish

El Veganismo no es “La Ética de los Alimentos”: El Veganismo tiene que ver con la Justicia Social

Empleados de PETA del Sexo Masculino hacen que las Mujeres Realicen Actos Sexuales con Vegetales “Por la Defensa de los Animales”

Fisicoculturistas Veganos, Hombres Músculo, y el Físico Masculino: Por Qué Promover lo Masculino es Dañino para el Movimiento de la Liberación Animal

La Política Sexual del Veganismo Moralmente Superior

Mujeres que se Ríen Solas con Ensaladas

Una Carta Abierta para PETAFisicoculturistas Veganos, Hombres Músculo, y el Físico Masculino: Por Qué Promover lo Masculino es Dañino para el Movimiento de la Liberación Animal

Slovak

NEJEŠ MÄSO? NIE SI PRAVÝ MUŽ! – ODPOR K VEGÁNSTVU AKO PREJAV PATRIARCHÁTU

Veganism

Dear New Vegan

How Veganism Became an Integral Part of My Feminism

On Intersectionality in Feminism and Veganism

On Swedish Veganism and Goodness: Intersections of Species, Gender, Race, & Nationality

“The AK47 I Have Sitting Conveniently Beside My Coffee Machine”: Benevolent Sexism and Veganism

The Power of the Vegan Who Remembers Their Roots

The Sexual Politics of Holier-Than-Thou Veganism

Veganism and Natural Disasters in the Global South, How We Can Help

Veganism and the Politics of Gender

Veganism is Not “Food Ethics”: Veganism is about Social Justice

Veganism, Vulnerable Women, and Organ Trafficking

Vegans, Procreation, and “Overpopulation,” Oh My…

What’s that Dirty “V” Word?

Vegan Dating: When Men Fake It to Make It