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To the Editor:
Andrew Delbanco classifies as “cant” the statement that “dairy is a feminist issue. Milk comes from a grieving mother.” I wonder which of these facts about dairy production he disputes: (1) mammals produce milk only after giving birth; (2) female cows produce milk only if they have recently calved; (3) people cannot take the milk if the calf drinks it; (4) dairy farmers therefore remove calves from their mothers within days of birth; (5) both mother and child resist and protest this separation; (6) mothers often bellow and moan for days thereafter; (7) mothers sometimes go to extreme lengths to locate and reunite with their calves; (8) dairy farmers utilize restraints to prevent them from doing so.
Dairy is the product of the exploitation for profit of the reproductive capacities of female bodies. To consider this a feminist issue is a defensible political position. Cows share with us the basic brain architecture responsible for emotion. The idea that mother cows do not grieve when their children are removed from them, and are not grieving still as machines suck the milk from their bodies — that is cant.
The writer is a co-founder of VINE, a feminist animal sanctuary that shelters, among others, survivors of the dairy industry.
It’s the little things that make a difference. I wonder if anyone ordered the Dick Confit? 3 days later and it’s still unchanged!
Reblog from: molassesinmyveins
A response to the ridiculous NYT Op-ed about veganism being dangerous for kids by @TrueLoveHealth.
More photos and dough recipe here: http://truelovehealth.com/2012/03/13/deep-dish-vegan-pizza-baked-in-a-cast-iron-skillet/