Crazy professor argues that eating meat perpetuates “patriarchy:”
A sociology professor at Pennsylvania State University recently argued in an academic journal that eating meat perpetuates “patriarchy.”
According to Campus Reform, Penn State Professor Anne DeLessio-Parson believes that “hegemonic masculinity implies an imperative to eat meat.” She argued just that in a recent academic article in the Journal of Feminist Geography.
DeLessio-Parson came to this conclusion after interviewing 23 vegetarians in Argentina. She asked them how they cope with the country’s “meat-centric” culture and if they view vegetarianism itself as a political act.
“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,” she explains in her article. “Refusing meat therefore presents opportunities, in each social interaction, for the binary to be called into question.” She suggests that such a decision to forego meat consumption in a social setting may be a political act of resistance against the gender binary.
Judging by most of the vegetarian males I’ve met, she does have a point on vegetarianism being anti-masculine.
But “a political act of resistance against the gender binary?”
Yeah. Academia is insane.