'We Are The Feast' — A Feminist Philosopher's Life-Changing Encounter With A Crocodile

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The feminist eco-philosopher Val Plumwood was canoeing alone in a remote section of Australia’s Kakadu National Park, when a crocodile attacked her. She survived 3 death rolls and crawled for miles with appalling wounds before being found. The experience of being prey fundamentally re-oriented her thinking. "Being food," she wrote, "confronts one... with our kinship with those we eat, with being part of the feast and not just some sort of spectator of it. We are the feast." Plumwood died of a stroke in 2008, at age 68, We hear an excerpt from her book, "The Eye of the Crocodile," published posthumously.