A growing number of scholars, activists, and concerned citizens have come forth to advocate for those who struggle to secure equity, inclusion, and justice. This book contributes to this struggle by highlighting the interests of nonhuman animals related to gender and sexuality issues. Critical analysis such as this has the potential of operating as a powerful force for countering the stigmas that continue to oppress nonhumans. Thus my aim in creating this book is to demonstrate that critical commentary can create content that is inclusive and empowering for nonhumans.
This manuscript goes beyond what many other critical animal studies and collections have contributed to the field. This book seeks to generate unified values, a shared experience, and common goals among nonhumans to rid society of harmful treatment.
An in-depth analysis of this caliber is critical to exposing the intersectional nature of speciesism with regard to sexism, homophobia, heterosexism, and other pertinent issues related to sexuality and gender. Using interdisciplinary approaches to enhance social justice, this text is sure to reach a large audience. Now, more than ever, there is a need for more inclusive approaches that avoid reinforcing nonhuman animal inequity.
Topics might include, but should not be limited to, nonhuman animal interpretations of:
Critical Animal Studies approaches to sexuality and gender
Pro-feminist, antiviolence movements
Interventions in speciesism and sexism
Addressing anti-feminist/queerphobic speech
Countering cultural productions of gendered and sexualized animality
Trans(ing) nonhuman animals
Opposing rape culture and sexual violence
Deconstructing gendered LGBTQIA stereotypes
Chauvinism, homophobia, and misogyny
Normalizing non-binary understandings of sexuality and gender
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