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123 Q&A: Dealing with Carnist Humor, Refusing Invitations, and Being Vulnerable with People We Love Most

We decided to answer some of the many questions we receive from listeners or see being posted in the VWPA Society. This week we tackle three variations of speaking up for yourself and for animals in varying social situations.

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122 Responding to DxE’s Oppressive Activism-Gone-Wrong Video

Facebook was abuzz recently over a Facebook Live video filmed by Chase Avior of Direct Action Everywhere that documented him and another person conducting an oppressive and antagonistic “action” in front of The Otheroom in Venice, CA. The action ended with avoidable violence and highlights exactly why a pro-intersectional approach to activism is so crucial in the animal rights movement.

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120 Movie Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)

We had a last minute change of plans this weekend when The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was released on HBO. We review the movie and give some background on Henrietta Lacks and her famous, immortal HeLa cells.

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118 The Injustice of Mass Incarceration & Why Vegans Should Care (Part 2)

We continue our discussion about the prison industrial complex today, getting into ways that mass incarceration intersects with animal exploitation.

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117 The Injustice of Mass Incarceration & Why Vegans Should Care (Part 1)

In the first of our two-part series, Nichole and Callie discuss what mass incarceration is, how we came to have the system we do today, how the system currently works (including topics like bail, pleading guilty vs not-guilty, and who is actually in prison), and then we end with a heartbreaking story from Kalief Browder about his tragic experience in our prison system.

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116 The High Cost of Being Poor

A common tactic in the vegan movement is to talk about how affordable veganism is. But that doesn’t hold true for many people. To illustrate this point, the princesses tackle how expensive it is to have no money.

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