This week we do a deep dive into anti-speciesist language. We’ll look at a variety of ways in which our langue potentially shapes a world that devalues animals. Then we’ll ask how much time and effort should we put into eliminating particular words and phrases from our vocabulary and is it helpful for us to correct other vegans’ language? What about correcting the language of non-vegans? Does the oppressive origin of a phrase mean we should stop using it now, even if its contemporary use is entirely devoid of said origin? Ultimately we will ask, is language policing a valid form of activism?

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Episodes referenced:

Effective Language For Animal Advocates – Episode 13

Deconstructing The “Anti-Animal Language” Meme – Episode 165