Canadian Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz Finds Veganism and Feminism Inseparable
This is not the first time someone found a strong connection between veganism and feminism. Just recently, Hollywood actress Natalie Portman pointed towards the obvious connection between feminism and ethical vegan lifestyle. And now we have Canadian Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz pointing out the inevitable connection between the two in an interview with Kerrang. Keep reading to find out more.
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Hard Metal Star Alissa White-Gluz Finds Veganism and Feminism Interrelated
In a roundtable interview with Kerrang, notable vegan stars from the metal and hardcore genre were present, and Alissa was the only female. “I’m gonna take the opportunity to say this as the only female on this table right now,” she said, mentioning how the dairy and egg industry is “made off of the exploitation of the female reproductive cycle.”
“I’m not a mother, but I might be one day”
Alissa pointed out “I’m not a mother, but I might be one day,” she said, adding that being a woman when she realizes the same cycle of other species, the fact that when they are used up that they are killed is ‘sickening.’ Alissa says it is totally doable for someone to adopt a cruelty-free and plant-based lifestyle, especially considering how jarring and cruel it is, according to Kerrang. She noted the abundance of information that is at one’s disposal.
American Israeli star Natalie Portman in an event held in California, spoke to 16,000 students who all attained passes to the show after doing something noble to their respective community. There she upheld the very similar statement like Alissa, that veganism and Feminism are interrelated.
“Only after I became active in women’s issues did I realize that my veganism was related to those very issues,” Natalie Portman told about her veganism.
Meat/ Dairy and Gender Stereotypes
A lot of debate can already be traced based on the gender stereotype-invoking capacity associated with animal oppression, via meat-eating and dairy. An article published by The Conversation titled “Meat is masculine: how food advertising perpetuates harmful gender stereotypes,” gives a peek into the gender-stereotype-invoking aspects that could be witnessed in animal product commercials.
The article upholds, that “The UK Advertising Standards Authority” imposes a ban on advertisements featuring gender stereotypes, which is a great step to curb the ‘everyday normality of patriarchy.’ However, the ban fails to recognize ‘gender stereotypes in advertising’ that comes from “human oppression of other animals,” since animal consumption is normalized in cultures, and that it will go unnoticed since they won’t be “judged to have caused “serious or widespread offense,” the Conversation writes. A number of adverts, featuring animal products (meat and dairy) not only normalizes human oppression to animals but they also “reproduce harmful gender stereotypes.”
What do you think about Alissa White-Gluz’s say on veganism? Do you find veganism and feminism inseparable? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.