I'm currently in Feminist Theory and for my final paper, my professor left the topic basically up to us. Soooo I decided that I would like to write about animal rights, and some how connect it to feminism.
I will largely focus on the treatment of non-human animals. I will argue that speciesism is wrong in the same way that sexism, homophobia and racism are wrong (it discriminates against beings based on characteristics that are not relevant). I would like to focus on why feminist principles are shared with vegan ideologies and why feminists should fight against speciesism just as they fight against sexism because it does not make sense to be more concerned with interests of ones own race or gender because it is sexist/racist and it is not okay to only be concerned about the interests of our own species.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Know any good sources? Anything is welcomed at this point.