S&L #61 Autumn 1999
ABOUT THIS ISSUE
One of the books I have been reading recently has been called 'How are we to live? Ethics in age of self-interest'. It's a book written by Peter Singer, he of 'Animal Liberation' fame, a book that sparked a whole new awareness of the plights of animals under humankind and limited the Animal Liberation movement not only in the UK, but in many other parts of the world.
It was another one of those mornings when I realized that I was born in the wrong century.
Years ago, when I still lived in Oakland, California, I heard about a woman in our punk scene that had been raped by her ex-boyfriend. It happened during a party when she had gone to her room to pass out drunk. She woke up with the guy on top of her, raping her. I knew the woman that it had happened to, although I was never very close to her. I also knew the guy that had done it, although I had never been very close to him either. There was no question and no denial of the rape. It had happened and everyone was trying to deal with it.