Karen Emmerman Mazner
Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework. Satisfies the Gateways major/minor requirement. Offered: AWSp.
Exploring Inter-Locking Oppressions: Animals, Gender and Difference
Among theorists and activists it is commonplace to focus on one, very particular kind of injustice. Thus, it is not at all unusual to encounter feminist activists who eat and wear animal flesh as well as animal activists who are not particularly concerned with the plight of women. Yet, the marginalization and oppression of animals has been linked (through what Karen Warren calls “the logic of domination”) to the marginalization and oppression of women. It is also often thought that the same forces that relegate women and animals to the realm of the “other” operate on other marginalized groups. In this course we will explore the nature of inter-locking oppressions by examining the connections between the domination of animals and the domination of women as well as other marginalized groups.
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