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Where the Intersectionality Ends

September 7, 2010


I like bridging, narrowing, and deconstructing the gaps in between.  Oppression is intersectional so activism has got to be, right?  Right. Third Wave 101.  I tend to be one of those people who emails all my activist friends about the latest movement to get involved with.   I need to quit it. See, the problem […]

“Accidental Poisoning” and a More Empathetic Activism

September 4, 2010


You see, the fact that I can consume animal products humanizes my efforts a little, both in the sense that I become more humble as a result and that I become aware of my power as a human animal. And I'm going to continue to seek out this empathy, to seek out understanding. I'm not there yet, but I'm trying. The moment that veganism becomes trivial to me, and I can't understand why it might be difficult, and I can't connect it to the perils of the industrialized food system, well, that's when I've failed.

The Omnivore’s Guilt (The good kind!)

August 26, 2010


Now I know there have been a million and one spinoffs of the title The Omnivore’s Dilemma, but trust me, I’m only adding to the growing canon to catch your attention. (And it worked, didn’t it?) I’m not a Pollan fangirl.  No, how can I be?  The conclusions Pollan draws are out of line with my […]

My Favorite Real Food Blogs

August 21, 2010


I became vegan because I was interested in having a positive influence on paradigms of consumption and production with both my purchasing power and my (written and verbal) voice.  Initially, I was definitely one of those transition vegans. I had grown up a lacto-vegetarian, but I still thought vegan food consisted largely of soymilk and […]

West-Centrism and Why Vegan is Not a Cuisine

August 13, 2010


Walk through San Francisco or Boston or any urban center and you’ll come across a variety of veg*n (vegan or vegetarian) restaurants.  Walk into any establishment that claims to serve “vegan delights”  or “delicious vegetarian cuisine” and examine the menu.  It will invariably contain some salads, soups, interesting pasta dishes involving seitan or tempeh, usually […]