Queering Animal Liberation

Queering Animal Liberation

Thinking Justice

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In Episode 6 of Thinking Justice, PhD Candidate Jessica Ison joins us to talk about the intersections of queer liberation and animal liberation as they collide in debates over who should participate in Mardi Gras. Tracing the politics of Mardi Gras’ transition from a political protest to a parade where police, military and banks now march alongside LGBTIQA+ communities, Jess warns of the dangers of assimilation, homonormativity and pinkwashing. She explains why queers should resist the institution of marriage and imagines what Mardi Gras might look like in more radical iterations. She discusses her research on the inclusion (and exclusion) of Animal Liberation floats in a context where meat and livestock industries market dead animal products wrapped in rainbow flags in the name of ‘pride’.
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In Episode 6 of Thinking Justice, PhD Candidate Jessica Ison joins us to talk about the intersections of queer liberation and animal liberation as they collide in debates over who should participate in Mardi Gras. Tracing the politics of Mardi Gras’ transition from a political protest to a parade where police, military and banks now march alongside LGBTIQA+ communities, Jess warns of the dangers of assimilation, homonormativity and pinkwashing. She explains why queers should resist the institution of marriage and imagines what Mardi Gras might look like in more radical iterations. She discusses her research on the inclusion (and exclusion) of Animal Liberation floats in a context where meat and livestock industries market dead animal products wrapped in rainbow flags in the name of ‘pride’.
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