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[in a carnophallogocentric culture], vegetarianism acts as a sign of autonomous female being and signals a rejection of male control and violence.
Carol J Adams, The Sexual Politics of Meat - A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory - 20th Anniversary Edition (Continuum, 2010), preface to the original edition, p29
This line brought me to tears.
Bracketed mine, from a term in Derrida’s “Eating Well” (brought to my attention by Adams), because I haven’t read far enough in yet to know whether Carol Adams universalises carnophallogocentricism. But I though it would be irresponsible not to specify it. (Also, y’know, lol @ manwords. I’m sure Adams will suggest better language as I keep reading.)
Also note that Carol Adams’ “vegetarianism” is in fact vegan.