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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 58: “A**hole Abolitionists”: Reflections on Language and Violence

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Ep 58: Listen here -> “A**hole Abolitionists”: Reflections on Language and Violence

Discussing the “7 dirty words” (and more) and their relation to violence   That and much more.

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 54: Fear is a Strange Thing

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 32: Star Trek and the Issue of Sentience

Listen here Star Trek is a vehicle for science fiction themes, and like many science fiction stories, it sometimes uses the future to focus on issues that touch us today. I look at the issue of sentience, as seen in respect of the character, The Doctor on the series Star Trek: Voyager. After a brief look at the way this pop-cultural icon addresses the issue, I launch into other considerations of sentience, highlighting moral inconsistencies and moral compartmentalisation and the way this relates to non-human animals.VT ep 32 header

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 28: Abolitionist: What’s in a Word; The Rebranding of TAVS

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My latest Vegan Trove podcast Ep 28- Listen here -> “What’s in a Word; The Rebranding of  The Abolitionist Vegan Society

I generally try to ignore and avoid faction fighting because it’s energy draining and time consuming and is frequently personality based, but I decided to address some of the issues that have arisen from recent claims by a small few that the abolitionist movement is “rampantly racist”, “sexist” and “hostile to people of colour”. If you are not involved in the abolitionist community you may wish to skip this one.

I discuss the history of the term “abolitionist” and why it is not racist to use it in relation to veganism and why it is not appropriating the term if we look at history. I talk a little about overt and structural racism, credentialism and tokenism. I ask the question, has the movement become more about the messenger than the message?

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