Detachment and Division
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This chapter critiques how The Windup Girl, a sci-fi novel set in a futuristic twenty-third-century Thailand, fundamentally fails to confront sexism, racism, essentialism, and carnivorism, despite its efforts to challenge the causes of strife and division. Charting a trajectory of our behaviors to understand connections between violence against women, on the one hand, and towardthe environment, on the other, the novel provocatively envisions how vicious estrangements can become. Centered on the issue of food production, it seems in many ways to reiterate racist and sexist positions, essentially failing to question the role food habits (such as meat-eating) play in climate crises.