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Corey Wrenn
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Professor of Sociology
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Are animal crackers vegan? Technically yes. I buy them sometimes as a snack, but noticed that the traditional railroad car look that I had grown up with seems to have vanished from modern day packaging. This is softcore speciesism socializing children to dominate animals in a palatable, fun way.

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A lovely feminist analysis of Disney's The Lion Guard by one of my gender studies students. Please read, comment, and share. :)

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Vegan Feminist Network on Maine Public Radio
Dr. Corey Lee Wrenn appeared on Maine public radio, Animal Sounds on WMPG 90.9FM on July 13th. In this program, Dr. Wrenn unpacks intersections of oppressive language that activists would do well to acknowledge and avoid. You can listen by clicking here .  

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The Academic Abolitionist Vegan is no more
Dear readers, Due to the extreme abuse and harassment of women (particularly women of color) promoted by the abolitionist faction (and the appropriative nature of the abolitionist approach in general), I have decided to change the name of this blog to The A...

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Why This Vegan Doesn't Watch Nature Programs
I used to love Nature shows as a kid, but the older I get, the less patience I have for them. I boycott them because of those inevitable scenes of death and suffering--what film-makers sometimes spend months hoping to capture to give some "excitement" to th...

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Sickos, Psychos, and Idiots: Is Your Activism Ableist?
What do you think? Are meat-eaters sick ? Are animal abusers psychopaths ? Do you think people who love some animals but eat other animals are morally schizophrenic ? There is an awful lot of ableist claimsmaking taking place in the American Nonhuman Animal...

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Is it Vegan to Eat Mock Meats?
Tofurky: Closer in relation to a bird or a football? "Let me ask you a question," my mother queried to me one day, "If you are against eating meat because it comes from animals, why do you eat veggie dogs?"  Ah, the ol' mock meat "gotcha" question. But let'...

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'It is Anything But': Sarah K. Woodcock Comments on Equality in Abolitionist Spaces
Dear colleagues, I share this important letter that was today posted publicly on a social media page by my good friend Sarah K. Woodcock, founder of The Abolitionist Vegan Society  (TAVS). This is the first time she has responded publicly to the racist micr...

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Effective Messaging: Is Appealing to Social Justice, Environment, or Efficient, More Profitable Exploitation More Effective?
If abolitionists conducted research like welfarists.... The Humane League's "labs" recently conducted a "study" inappropriately framing abolitionism as a matter of "purity" in its bid to prove that welfarism (THL's approach) was most effective. This "purity...
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