Carol J. Adams


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Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams has written around twenty books on the links between the oppression of women and that of animals, domestic violence, sexual assault, and the ethics of diets. Her book The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory drew international recognition for its examination of the historical, gender, race, and class implications of meat culture. As an undergraduate in the early 1970s, Carol worked to bring women’s studies courses to the University of Rochester. Carol continued on to Yale Divinity School and did field work at the New Haven Women’s Liberation Center and an abortion clinic at Yale Medical School. With her partner, Carol later started a hotline for battered women. She has served as Chairperson of the Housing Committee of the New York Governor's Commission on Domestic Violence (1984-87), coordinated a challenge to a local radio station license because of its racism and misrepresentation (this resulted in the first revocation of a radio station license brought about by a community group during the Reagan years), and coordinated a suit against a city for racism in its housing practices.