The Domination of the Feminine: Lactose Intolerant via Andrea Boyd

Via Rachel Steele
on Mar 21, 2009
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Andrea Boyd Jivamukti Charleston

“The Domination of the Feminine”


You’ve been confined to a room the size of your closet all day long. Standing and eating. Standing and eating. Antibiotics and animal refuse.

You cannot move. You’re enslaved. Imprisoned.

A strange male opens the door and shoves a metal sperm gun

elbow-deep into your vagina, and fires.

You become pregnant. Your baby arrives, and is stolen from you shortly after birth. Then, metal clamps are attached to your nipples,

and you are hooked up to a milking machine.

Moments later, you are “inseminated” and pregnant once again. Simultaneously with child and lactating.

You’re given excessive amounts of hormones to produce 100 pounds of milk per day. Your baby is gone. There is crying, anguish, stress, sadness, panic, and fear. This happens over and over again for the next four years. With your breasts stretched and bruised, ankles swollen, and your heart broken, you are now considered useless—a “downer.” You’re thrown in the back of a truck with no food, drink, or light, and headed to confinement once again, this time getting beaten and tortured until it’s time to become

a “piece of meat,” or a purse.

This is the plight of a female cow—the sacred feminine. Approximately three and a half million of our sister cows are slaughtered every day. They are treated as slaves, exploited, raped, and abused, just as human womb-en are today. Their bodies are used as machines, for money, because of their reproductive capabilities. Their children are stolen.

Being a FEMINIST is being tired of gender inequality,

a patriarchal mentality, violence, and disrespect

to those who bring new life into the world.

Being a FEMINIST is having “udder” care for the Divine Feminine—

Mother Earth and all of her creatures.


-By Andrea Boyd, Joyful Vegan
entered into a writing contest called “What does feminism mean to you?”

Andrea Boyd is an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and co-owner of Jivamukti Yoga Charleston.
-Photo by Erin Adams Photography-


About Rachel Steele

Rachel Steele originally hails from Charleston, SC, but schlepped all the way to Boulder to play in the mountains and study at the University of Colorado. She graduated with a degree in in Political Geography in 2008 and then briefly traveled in India and was certified as a yoga teacher in 2009 at Holy Cow Yoga Studio. She has since returned to her mother's ancestral home of Brooklyn, NY and is proud to call the Williamsburg area home. Despite what her mother recently said, she doesn't think she's become a hipster. She does wears many hats, including a fedora with a pin of Lindsey Lohan on it, but the one that is most important to her is that of a feminist filmmaker. She also loves live music, enjoys cooking, and is happiest when rabble rousing. She does miss Colorado, but feels very connected to her college home when writing for elephant. Her personal blog can be found at and on imdb.


2 Responses to “The Domination of the Feminine: Lactose Intolerant via Andrea Boyd”

  1. Willis Tant says:

    This is a profound example of a daily strike against females. Let us remember to add non-specieism to our feminist agenda. All of us our HOLY, may we uplift the world by spreading light and love into every dark corner.

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