(ACTIVISM) On Sunday, four writers met at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles to discuss their newly published anthology, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat. Building off the legacy of Carol J. Adams’ profound work The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory, the compassionate collection consists of 21 personal stories that shed light on their authors’ identities as writers, thinkers, feminists, as well as animal rights activists. Read on to learn more about the empowering anthology. — Global Animal

Defiant Daughters Animal Activism BookDefiant Daughters hold LA Book Launch at The Last Bookstore on Sunday, 3/17/13

“Did I hope my feminist-vegan book would be such a parent? I don’t remember! But if I had, I am sure I would have wanted to imagine that any daughters would be defiant, would insist on putting their own interpretation on my words.” – Carol J. Adams

Downtown Los Angeles – Four writers will hold a reading, book signing and discussion of the newly published anthology, Defiant Daughters (Lantern Books, March 2013) at The Last Bookstore on Sunday, March 17th at 2 pm.

When The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams was published more than twenty years ago, it caused an immediate stir among writers and thinkers, feminists and animal rights activists alike. Never before had the relationship between patriarchy and meat eating been drawn so clearly, the idea that there lies a strong connection between the consumption of women and animals so plainly asserted. Called “a bible of the vegan community” by the New York Times, it has influenced women of all ages, from all walks of life, and all across the world.

The new anthology Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat builds upon this amazing legacy and brings it into the context of today, with personal stories as diverse as they are revelatory. The writers presenting at Sunday’s Launch Party – Ashley Maier, Carolyn Merino Mullin, Darlene Smooth, and Sarah E. Browne – credit The Sexual Politics of Meat in some way with the awakening of their identities as feminists, activists, and women. Even if you haven’t read the original work, you’re sure to be moved and inspired by these tales of growing up and, perhaps more important, waking up to the truths around us.

This collection of fresh, bold voices defies expectations and provides rousing support for the belief that women have the power to change the world around them for this generation and those to come. Free and open to the public, the event will feature a welcome & introduction by Dr. Brett Mizelle, Professor of History and Chair of American Studies at CSU-Long Beach and advisor to the National Museum of Animals & Society (NMAS). NMAS is an animal protection museum based in the Greater LA Area which is featured heavily in the Defiant Daughter essay “Sustaining Rice” by the organization’s founder and executive director, Carolyn Merino Mullin, who will be speaking at Sunday’s event.

Defiant Daughters LA Launch Party
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 2 pm
The Last Bookstore, 453 South Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles
A book reading, discussion, Q&A, and signing
Attending authors: Ashley Maier, Carolyn Merino Mullin, Darlene Smooth, and Sarah E. Browne

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