Holy Heretic Devotional – Feb. 4, 2017-Sheros and Heroes

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HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL – Feb. 4, 2017 – SHEROES & HEROES: ACTIVISTS

Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Director Beth Foster

“In a situation where flesh is consumed, vegetarians inevitably call attention to themselves. They have made something absent on their plates; perhaps a verbal demurral has been required as well. They then are drawn into a discussion regarding their vegetarianism. Frequently, there will be someone present who actually feels hostile to vegetarianism and regards it as a personal challenge. If this is the case, all sorts of outrageous issues are thrown out to see how the vegetarian will handle them. The vegetarian, enthusiastic reformer, sees the opportunity as one of education; but it is not. instead it is a teasing game of manipulation. At times, ludicrous questions are raised; they imply that the entire discussion is ludicrous.” ― Carol J. Adams, The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

Carol J. Adams (born 1951) is an American writer, feminist, and animal rights advocate. She is the author of several books, including The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory (1990) and The Pornography of Meat (2004), focusing in particular on what she argues are the links between the oppression of women and that of non-human animals.

Adams has published around 100 articles or entries in journals, books, magazines, and encyclopedias on vegetarianism, animal rights, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. She was inducted into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame in 2011.

Today’s Action: Are you vegetarian? If not, try giving up eating animal products for just one day. If you are already vegetarian, think about the reasons you decided to stop eating animals.

Today’s Sharing: Tell us about your experiences with vegetarianism? Share your stories with us on the Holy Heretic Facebook page at facebook.com/holyhereticzine.

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