Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice
U. of Illinois Press, 2011
Sister Species addresses interconnections between speciesism, sexism, racism, and homophobia, clarifying why social justice activists in the twenty-first century must identify and challenge these various intersecting forms of oppression simultaneously. Through courageous, gripping personal narratives from women who have personally explored links of oppression between human beings and nonhuman animals, Sister Species examines exploitative enterprises such as cockfighting, factory farming, vivisection, and the bushmeat trade. Sister Species demonstrates with painful clarity why every activist must be on board with other social justice concerns.
"Through their stories, [these]
women establish that the suffering of animals is an important concern for
human beings; that women’s involvement in animal advocacy is consistent with
other traditions of women’s social advocacy, and that there are connections
among forms of oppression and that these connections require that we include
animals in our advocacy."
"This book will change your way of thinking about animals who don't happen
to be human."
-- Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns