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3.0 out of 5 starsNot Too Bad
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2020
So this book makes numerous excellent points. Our “isms” support other “isms.” Elitism is the link that binds speciesism, racism, sexism, etc. I get this, however, to suggest that men who refer to beautiful women as beautiful or sexy are complicit in rape - or that only men who have been unsuccessful with women would see women as more powerful than men ... well these assertions seem unfair and over the top. It is as if Warren Farrell never put ink to paper. Other considerate scholars have also questioned whether the average man is really more powerful than the average woman. Presumably then not all such men are “unsuccessful in the dating world” (page 45). None the less, much of what Dr. Joy says resonates with me. She nails the signs of work place authoritarian privilege. Many bosses will interrupt your conversations, invade your personal space and talk over you. I’ve even had one say “I’m going to tell you something now, don’t speak while I’m talking, and then go do what I tell you to do.” Elitism is a huge issue and the primary reason blue collar workers like me are grossly underpaid. Despite my objections - which I could be wrong about (?) - I’m willing to read her larger work called “Powerarchy” with an open mind. Overall, I think Dr. Joy is a scholar with much to offer all of us - but especially people involved in forms of liberation activism such as the animal rights movement, worker rights etc.
2.0 out of 5 starsNot written at a level most people will enjoy
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2020
Snoozer. This book is not written for the general public. It goes seriously into the weeds. Honestly, for most people I know, won’t even finish the book. This book should be written at a 6 grade level if you are looking to effect change. What you have here is someone getting way into her own head. I like the concept, but the execution is really poor. If you’re not a psyche major don’t bother. Unless you can’t sleep. I wish it were better.
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2020
I've read all of Melanie Joy's books since she released "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows," and this book builds on her concepts of carnism and powerarchy in a compassionate, and effective way. "The Vegan Matrix" presents a lot of useful information and provides many steps you can take to create a more compassionate world.
Melanie Joy macht deutlich, dass Veganismus im Kampf gegen Speziesismus nicht blind bleiben darf für andere Formen der Ungerechtigkeit und Unterdrückung in unserer Gesellschaft (z.B. Sexismus, Rassismus), wenn die Bewegung sich langfristig nicht selbst schaden will. Absolut lesenswert für alle, die sich für eine vegane und gerechtere Welt einsetzen.