After being butchered, fragmented body parts are often renamed to obscure the fact that these were once animals. After death, cows become roast beef, steak, hamburger; pigs become pork, bacon, sausage. Since objects are possessions they cannot have possessions; thus, we say ‘leg of lamb’ not a ‘lamb’s leg,’ ‘chicken wings’ not a ‘chicken’s wings.’ The Sexual Politics of Meat (via feministhope) Jun 22nd / Tagged: carol j. adams sexual politics of meat / 28 notes


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