Author of Sexual Politics of Meat visits RIT
Pioneering feminist-vegan activist, Carol Adams, discusses impact of meat-eating on society
Feb. 4, 2010
by William Dube
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Carol Adams, nationally-known author of the ground-breaking feminist-vegan work, The Sexual Politics of Meat, will discuss our meat-eating culture and its affect on male-female relations at 4 p.m. Feb. 11, at Rochester Institute of Technology. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a book signing.
“Carol Adams is a dedicated and influential political activist and theorist who was one of the first to analyze the links between species oppression and gender oppression,” notes Peter Lovenheim, adjunct professor of English at RIT. “It is my hope her visit will inspire others to take up their own causes and seek societal change.”
Adams has earned international recognition as a feminist activist and proponent of vegan culture. The Sexual Politics of Meat, originally released in 1990 and re-issued this year in a 20th anniversary edition, helped popularize the theory of eco-feminism and sparked the vegan foods movement. She is also the author of The Pornography of Meat, How to Eat Like a Vegetarian and Living Among Meat Eaters.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Animal Welfare Trust and RIT’s Department of English.
WHAT: Public lecture on the sexual politics of meat
WHO: Carol Adams, feminist-vegan activist
WHEN: 4 p.m. Feb. 11
WHERE: Faculty Commons, College of Liberal Arts, RIT