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Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice
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.” from the
foreword by Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian
Critical Theory
“This book will change your way of thinking about animals who don't happen to be human.” The
Book Garden Review
“If you desire to be a stronger, more confident advocate and to feel less alone, despairing, and
frustrated in pursuit of justice for animals, if you care about what animals are going through and
about animals themselves, including dragonflies and hornets and the community of life on earth:
Sister Species is for you.” Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns
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