Women Against Speciesism is a Direct Action Everywhere affiliate group for women in the animal rights movement.
Despite the animal rights movement being comprised of more women than men, female activists are rarely seen in leadership. We seek to empower women, amplify female voices in activism, and create safe spaces for women in activist circles. The connection between speciesism and sexism is well established both in academic theory and in historical fact. Yet the animal rights movement is often seen as one of sexist tactics, and the feminist movement often ignores the plight of animals. We seek to change that.
Together, we can empower women to form strong, supportive communities within activist circles across the world.