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Expect some end-of-year musings over the next few weeks which may not directly relate to current events.
The future internet historians I gloss for will need footnote fodder.

Yayyy! Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

(What? Well, the fact that I neglected to actually post this yesterday shouldn’t matter, other than it gave me a chance to fix a typo first.)

Ahhh, here’s a nice example of academia as an institution… in the asylum sense

A Pennsylvania State University sociology professor recently argued that eating meat perpetuates “hegemonic masculinity” and “gender hegemony.”

In the most recent issue of the Journal of Feminist Geography, professor Anne DeLessio-Parson argues that “hegemonic masculinity implies an imperative to eat meat” and that this helps reify other power hierarchies as well.

“Refusing meat therefore presents opportunities, in each social interaction, for the [gender] binary to be called into question.”

“The decision to become vegetarian does not itself destabilize gender, but the subsequent social interactions between vegetarian and meat-eater demand gender enactment—or resistance,” ….

“Refusing meat therefore presents opportunities, in each social interaction, for the binary to be called into question,” she said, noting that women, for example, may not consider dating men who eat meat, while male vegetarians might end up spending more time in the kitchen as opposed to outside on the grill, all actions which can destabilize gender norms.

[S]he realized that vegetarianism isn’t just a lifestyle choice, but a feminist act. “Women, one of the ways they push back against patriarchy, they say, ‘This is my body. You don’t get to tell me what comes in and out,’” … explaining that vegetarianism is a way women can assert their agency and autonomy.

She also noticed characteristics unique to male vegetarians, asserting that although many men … “still have these very hegemonic masculinity traits,” male vegetarians “seem more egalitarian and respectful” and “more open about talking about how sexism exists.” [story]

IOW, some vegetarian men are pussies, although not all.
Yeah, now there‘s an Earth-shattering discovery.

(What? Shaddap and make me a veggieburger sammich!)

If you thought that was a hoot, read this one.


  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted December 4, 2017 at 2:08 pm |

    The first prof’s babble was a weak attempt to justify a useless faculty position, as was the second, wherein I noticed this:

    …gun shows are a popular gathering point for white people and the “events are often well-stocked with racist literature and paraphernalia.
    I’d love to ask her when, how many, and where she attended a gun show.
    In the past ~ten years in my area, blacks at gun shows outnumber their proportion of the demographic, and I’ve yet to see “white supremacist paraphernalia”, unless she includes the heart of the show – guns – as such.

    I think I see why so many Progs are identifiable by their angry, pinch-faced look; they read too much of this near-indecipherable, made-up, pseudo-scientific, pseudo-intellectual drivel, and it eats them up trying to make sense of it. The strain shows on their faces after a while.

  2. DougM and his raccoon platoon
    Posted December 4, 2017 at 3:21 pm |

    ^ Thanks for sayin’ that so nicely.
    I was gonna do a whole riff on that one item; but I was over-budget for rants, this morning. Besides, I hadn’t gotten around to surfin’ the comics, yet.

  3. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted December 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm |

    ^ You mean those articles weren’t taken from the funny pages?…

  4. Fat Baxter
    Posted December 4, 2017 at 8:59 pm |

    “..where the best and brightest can come together for an open a vagina monologue…”


    Posted December 5, 2017 at 7:37 am |

    ….People with “hyphenated” names are more likely to be pompous creeps!

  6. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted December 5, 2017 at 8:23 am |

    so they’re trying to teach people to stop acting like the top predators we are…

    Perhaps we would profit more – as a species – from teaching people to stop acting like prey.

    …even women.