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Literary Sara

What I've been reading on the trolley. 

Currently reading

Salt Fish Girl: A Novel
Larissa Lai
A Place of Greater Safety
Hilary Mantel
Make Art Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on Fueling Your Creative Career
Elizabeth Hyde Stevens
Moby Dick: or, the White Whale
Herman Melville
Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and the Sexual Politics of Meat - Carol J. Adams, Wendy Lee, Kara  Davis

I shouldn't judge this book by what I was hoping it would be, but there it is: I was really looking forward to a collection of essays that would pick up the critical work from The Sexual Politics of Meat--a fascinating though problematic book--and bring it into the 21st century. Instead, it is a collection of personal essays about each contributor's encounters with feminism, veganism or vegetarianism, and Sexual Politics. I am not really the target audience for the book--I've given a lot of thought to the intersection of my feminism and omnivorism, so I am not well placed either to commiserate with the contributors' food politics nor be swayed by them. 


But I'm glad there exists a book exploring the lived experience of the binaries noted by Carole Adams: in a sexist culture, if men are predators then women are prey, and if men are human then women are animals.