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Social Movement Prostitution: A Case Study in Nonhuman Animal Rights Activism and Vegan Pimping

Wrenn, Corey (2016) Social Movement Prostitution: A Case Study in Nonhuman Animal Rights Activism and Vegan Pimping. Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity, 4 (2). pp. 87-99. ISSN 2203-3114.

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Abstract

This article explores the sexual objectification of female-identified volunteers in social movements as a form of tactical prostitution, arguing that tactical prostitution constitutes a violation of the dignity of women in social movement spaces, while posing a threat to the wellbeing of women and children in the larger public. This article investigates the Nonhuman Animal Rights movement, particularly suggesting that tactical prostitution is particularly counterintuitive in this context as it asks the public to stop objectifying Nonhuman Animals with the same oppressive logic that it wields by objectifying female activists. This critique is placed within a systemic analysis of neoliberalism as it impacts social movements through the formation of a non-profit industrial complex. This system encourages the commodification of marginalised groups for institutional gain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Animal rights, prostitution, sexism, nonprofit industrial complex
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Corey Wrenn
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 08:28 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:23 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72431 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wrenn, Corey: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4041-0015
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