110 Intersectionality Redux: a Response to the Unnatural Vegan- Part 1
We are on 10 today, talking about the Unnatural Vegan’s recent “Why I’m not an intersectional/social justice vegan” video, and also using this as an opportunity to go back and do intersectionality right.
In This Episode
We can’t even begin to summarize the problems in the Unnatural Vegan’s video about why she is not an intersectional slash social justice vegan, so we took this chance to go bit by bit through her video and talk about how each point made is problematic and deeply concerning. There was so much to say we couldn’t even fit it into one episode! Stay tuned for Part 2 next week, we finish deconstructing her video and wrap up our thoughts on the matter.
We also were glad to have an opportunity to revisit the topic of intersectionality, since we made an episode about it before we were properly educated on the concept and have always wanted the chance to do better. So we review intersectionality, the origin and definition of the word, as well as discuss why it is so critically important not just from an emotional, communications aspect, but also from a legal one.
Links and Information
- Trump delays listing bumblebee as an endangered species (The Verge)
- Meat substitutes are on the curriculum at UC Berkeley (SF Chronicles)
- Millennials are Bringing Down the Beef Industry (VegNews)
- Stop Fighting Veganism, It Has Already Won (Huffington Post
Mentioned in this Episode
- Easily-Triggered Privileged People Have Turned Society Into Their Own Giant Safe Space (The Establishment): Our culture is set up to protect the powerful from anything they can’t handle.
- Re: “Why I’m not an intersectional/ social justice vegan” by Unnatural Vegan: A Privileged Vegan’s response video
- Unnatural Vegan Gets an “F” for Social Justice: Reg Flowers’ response video