‘Sexual Politics of Meat’ author to speak at NIU

Book cover of "The Sexual Politics of Meat" by Carol AdamsAuthor, feminist and activist Carol J. Adams will visit NIU to speak on “The Sexual Politics of Meat” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center.

Adams’ lecture will explore the animalizing of women in contemporary cultural images and the sexualizing of animals used for food.

Taking an ecofeminist approach to analyzing the interconnected oppressions of sexism, racism, and speciesism, Adams examines a variety of cultural images and their oppressive messages. Adams will also speak about the health and environmental impact of a meat-based diet.

A reception with vegan foods and a book signing by the author will follow the talk.

Adams is the author and editor of several books, including “The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory” (1990), “The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics: A Reader” (2007) and “Living Among Meat Eaters: The Vegetarian’s Survival Handbook” (2005). 

This event is sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, NIU VEG, Health House, Environmental Studies and the School of Nursing and Health Studies. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Colette at the Women’s Resource Center at (815) 753-0320 or e-mail women@niu.edu.

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