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Operation Octopus and speciesism against cephalopods

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Friday, January 14, 2011,
Fellow travellers, as we all know, language creates reality. And words can hurt and oppress, too. Even the most seemingly innocuous turns of phrase can be the cause of the most intense distress.

The word "moonbat", for example is becoming more and more offensive. It is getting to the point when it really is intolerable. Soon, I may even join with some of my fellow progressive bloggers to initiate a global class action against those on the more reactionary fringes of the blogosphere. We will ei...
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Bob Brown demeans monkeys, gorillas with speciesist smear!

Posted by Derek Sapphire on Thursday, November 18, 2010,
Championing the rights of animals (or as I Iike to think of them, non-human people) can be a frustrating and thankless task. I mean, it can be disappointing, to say the least, when after performing three hours of political street theatre raising awareness about our threatened indigenous bird-life, a pigeon decides to defecate on your head!

Then there is the pervasive speciesism that so many Homo sapiens are guilty of. It's bad enough that it's a societal norm. But sometimes this appalling atti...
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Re Comments: I'm open to reader input - even from right-wingers. But I will not tolerate sexist, racist, or speciesist abuse. (Actually, these are the only things I won't tolerate.) You know the magic words. Don't use them! If you do, comments will be edited or deleted entirely. (Click on post title to see comment box.)

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