AR and Anti-Oppression


Today, Stephanie Ernst announced that she was stepping down from her role at where she headed up the Animal Rights section of the site. During her 1+ years at, her blog became one of my favorite daily AR reads. I think I sent links to her articles to family and friends more often than any other blog. Her posts were thoughtful, compassionate, and gave me a glimpse of the best our movement has to offer.

Thankfully, Stephanie’s not leaving us hanging. Instead, she’s moving over to work on a new group blog, Animal Rights & AntiOppression at She’s blogging alongside Deb Durant from Invisible Voices, Mary Martin from Animal Person, Kelly Garbato from Easy Vegan, and Marji Beach from the Animal Place Sanctuary blog.

I’m super excited about this new project of theirs — one that I didn’t know anything about until Stephanie’s announcement today (well done keeping the secret!) — and I think it will prove to be one of the must-read blogs of 2010. What’s funny is that I had long thought to myself that Deb, Stephanie, Mary, and Kelly should start a group blog together, but never mentioned it to any of them. So, hey, I’m glad y’all read my mind like that.

The blog’s mission statement is simple and clear: “Challenging oppression and injustice, against nonhuman animals, humans, and earth — one vegan, environmentalist, feminist, social-justice-loving, all-around-progressive post at a time… That’s right, trolling conservatives. It doesn’t get more liberal than this. Brace yourselves.”

It’s enough to make Glenn Beck throw up in his mouth a little.