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Jess Ison and her dog buddy Gretchen.

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We’re joined by activist and academic Jess Ison who discusses her research challenging the use of prisons and other punitive measures as a way to counter animal abuse. More specifically, she covers: the criminalisation of animal activism; queer people, the state and homonormativity; the new show The Break on Netflix; problems with focusing on individual acts of animal cruelty eg to a stingray, cow or kangaroo, while ignoring more institutionalised cruelty on a much bigger scale; the importance of looking into structural explanations for gendered violence rather than just putting “bad apples” in jail, particularly in light of the recent horrific murder of Eurydice Dixon in Melbourne; sex offender registries; transformative justice; and prison abolition. If you’d like to look further into the issues of prisons and prison abolition, Jess recommends the book Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis.

This episode is replayed from Freedom of Species, an animal advocacy show on 3CR community radio, which Nick now regularly hosts. This show is broadcast live on 855AM in Melbourne 1-2pm every Sunday and if you’re outside of Melbourne you can listen in live 1-2 Melbourne time/AEST on 3cr.org.au – the show is also on iTunes. You can listen to all of the episodes that Nick has been on here.

Jess Ison is a part of The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) collective who are organising a discussion forum for animal activists and academics in Melbourne in August. Connect with ICAS Oceania on Facebook, Twitter or sign up for email updates to be notified of the details of this forum once they are announced.

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Clips:

The Broadways ‘2nd Grade Cells’; Goldfinger ‘Iron Fist’; Goldfinger ‘Behind the Mask’ – watch the clip here (content warning for graphic images of animal suffering); Petrol GirlsTouch Me Again’.

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Burger King’s “Gay Pride Whopper”, which Jess Ison discusses in her talk that is featured on this episode. Image from mstarsnews.musictimes.com

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Nick is joined by Jess Ison from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania for the entire episode and we play Jess’s talk: “Do Gay People Even Eat Fast Food?” Queering animal liberation (animalizing queer?). You can listen to the Q and A following the talk here. This talk is from the most recent ICAS Oceania conference. See the show notes from our 108th episode for links to listen to all of the talks from this conference.

We start off the episode by discussing the upcoming ICAS Oceania conference, which will be held from Friday September 30 – Saturday October 1 at the University of Canberra. Full details are here – hopefully see you there!

ICAS 2016

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Clips:

A/S/L? ‘2coins1side’, Jess’s talk: “Do Gay People Even Eat Fast Food?” Queering animal liberation (animalizing queer?), Team DreschFagetarian and Dyke’.

You can listen to a short (11 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on the upcoming ICAS Oceania conference, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

Orlando-Vigil

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Nick is joined by Jess Ison to discuss the Orlando massacre and the response from the queer community. We focus primarily on Victoria’s Show of Solidarity for Orlando, including playing a selection of speeches from the event – see the Soundcloud description here for a list of the speakers. You can hear full versions of all of the speeches featured on the episode, as well as a lot more, through Joy FM.

We also discuss Roz Ward, Safe Schools, Nick’s article ‘The Continuum Of Violence: Homophobia Didn’t Start With A Mass Shooting In Orlando’ and language around queer issues.

Finally, with a plebiscite (vote) on same-sex marriage possibly coming up soon in Australia, we discuss queer critiques of same-sex marriage, “homonormativity” and the dangers of the majority voting on minority rights.

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Clips:

War on WomenEffemimania’, A Selection of Speeches from Victoria’s Show of Solidarity for Orlando, Clergy Rebukes Media for Asking Wrong Questions About Amendment One, Daniel Versus the WorldStrange’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a selection of speeches from Victoria’s Show of Solidarity of Orlando, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*This is from Asiel Adan Sanchez’s poem, which is featured on the episode and you can also listen to it through the Joy website.