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Let’s Talk About The Intersectionality Of Veganism And Feminism

Article by MARINA COLERATO When a feminist woman questioned me about the intersectionality of feminism and veganism, the feeling of momentary discouragement towards feminist causes was disconcerting. Why do feminists still have so much trouble seeing the similarity between oppression of animals and human females? Surprisingly few people, including feminists, are aware of the fact that a cow needs to be pregnant and give birth in order to produce milk (as must any mammal female). Cows are routinely forcefully impregnated (using a so-called “rape rack”), an act that is in all sense equal to sexual violence, only to have their newborn children torn away from them to be sold as veal, for us to steal and sell the milk intended for...

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