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Her blog entry here

The whole thing is a very interesting read, she even touches on the connection between feminism and veganism, the erasure of radical feminism- even Reddit! Despite being written many years ago, it’s still incredibly topical. Here are some key parts that stood out:

"I sense that younger feminists have been encouraged toward a view that dismisses second wave feminism. [...] Yet, second wave radical feminism is the source for intersectional analysis. It is important to understand why that is."

"Instead, a campaign of intimidation, harassment, and libelous charges occurs. It seems the main purpose is to keep me from speaking on college campuses or get me disinvited if I am speaking. Their goal is to silence me."

"Libel was always around, but it's become easier for false information to be spread through blogs and responses to blogs, such that it trickles down and then gets re-posted on other forums like Reddit and facebook, and eventually makes it to larger blogs and plays a role in decisions made on college campuses and beyond."

"Who benefits from this attempt to silence me and to intimidate people who work with me? Why is there an incapacity to trust readers or listeners to evaluate what they read and hear? By silencing the discussions before they happen, everyone involved is done a disservice."

[Her blog entry here](http://caroljadams.blogspot.com/2012/09/transphobia.html?m=1) The whole thing is a very interesting read, she even touches on the connection between feminism and veganism, the erasure of radical feminism- even Reddit! Despite being written many years ago, it’s still incredibly topical. Here are some key parts that stood out: >"I sense that younger feminists have been encouraged toward a view that dismisses second wave feminism. [...] Yet, second wave radical feminism is the source for intersectional analysis. It is important to understand why that is." >"Instead, a campaign of intimidation, harassment, and libelous charges occurs. It seems the main purpose is to keep me from speaking on college campuses or get me disinvited if I am speaking. Their goal is to silence me." >"Libel was always around, but it's become easier for false information to be spread through blogs and responses to blogs, such that it trickles down and then gets re-posted on other forums like Reddit and facebook, and eventually makes it to larger blogs and plays a role in decisions made on college campuses and beyond." >"Who benefits from this attempt to silence me and to intimidate people who work with me? Why is there an incapacity to trust readers or listeners to evaluate what they read and hear? By silencing the discussions before they happen, everyone involved is done a disservice."

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[–] finn-again 11 points (+11|-0)

Why is there an incapacity to trust readers or listeners to evaluate what they read and hear? By silencing the discussions before they happen, everyone involved is done a disservice."

Carol Adams is the Andrea Dworkin of veganism, or at times she seems like the extension of Dworkin to veganism. I’ve been to her slide show talks (small, intimate) which were in conjunction with “The Pornography of Meat,” and can attest to her quiet toughness and radical positioning on these two interlinked issues, which alone would put her on trans’ Most Wanted list even if she were not opposed to trans., because the real role of the cult is to bury the second wave. So, yeah the cult won’t listen, of course, or weigh arguments, or honor intelligence, and this sickness is spread all over the internet through downvoting, thought policing, banning, and canceling--and much more than especially, of women's voices.

[–] Chickpea [OP] 10 points (+10|-0)

Absolutely, she is. I’m a bit jealous, that must have been a wonderful presentation!

It takes a lot of strength to publicly deal with the aggressive backlash from the trans crowd, I’m sure she’s gotten some similar reactions for linking patriarchal society to veganism as well. I’ve always admired her for being able to stand her ground and use language so effectively to get her points across.