December 06, 2017

Feminist Demands Americans Stop Eating Meat Because it Promotes 'Hegemonic Masculinity'

Rebel Staff

A Pennsylvania University professor just published a piece in the Journal of Feminist Geography in which she argues that the act of eating meat perpetrates “hegemonic masculinity."

Here's an excerpt of what Professor Anne DeLessio-Parson had to say:

In patriarchal societies where hegemonic masculinity implies an imperative to eat meat, vegetarianism disrupts food culture, raising questions about how vegetarians do, re-do, and rework gender. Analyzing 23 interviews in La Plata, Argentina, I find that the narratives of conversion and social pushback reported by women and men expose gender enactment and social reinforcement of the binary. At times, vegetarians compensate by drawing on scripts of femininities and masculinities that uphold difference, e.g. women cook meat and reassure meat-eaters; men make rationality-based claims and demonstrate strength. Yet in other moments, vegetarians defy attempts to hold them accountable to gendered social expectations. Women, for example, assert authority over their diets; men embody rejection of the meat-masculinity nexus by adopting a worldview that also rejects sexism and racism. I contend that in such a context, we cannot separate the ways people ‘do vegetarianism’ from how they ‘do gender.’ Doing vegetarianism in interactions drives social change, contributing to the de-linking of meat from gender hegemony and revealing the resisting and reworking of gender in food spaces.

And the war on men rages on!

In today's day and age it's difficult to do anything without being accused of helping the patriarchy. Now, a person can't even eat a cheeseburger in peace without being accused of sexism!

Almost anything a man does to a woman these days can be seen as him "inflicting" his masculinity on her, as this article goes so far as to suggest that men are forcing women to put meat in their bodies. 

While DeLessio-Parson undoubtedly thinks she's being a "good feminist" with this piece, that's not what she's doing at all. Instead, she's insulting women by implying that they are doing something inherently wrong by eating meat, something that the majority of humans crave for survival.

Modern feminists are actually repressing women on an increasing basis, making it seem like they have no control over their own bodies. Articles like this one make it seem like women are completely powerless in "male-dominated" societies and does not acknowledge the fact that women, like all people, have the right to choose what they put into their bodies.

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commented 2017-12-08 07:48:05 -0500
Maurice said, "Man, I guess you can get a PhD in damn near anything these days, including Stupid! "

I guess that would make is a StD (Doctorate of Stupidity) instead of a PhD. But Stephen’s suggestions for PhD are applicable too.
commented 2017-12-07 12:49:09 -0500
I say some of these articles/people are straight out of the Twilight Zone. Just because you have a PhD doesn’t mean you have any common sense.

Thanks for the laugh. It made my day.
commented 2017-12-07 04:58:49 -0500
PhD: Permanently Head Dead. Particularly Head Dead. Probably Head Dead. Profoundly Head Dead. Passionately Head Dead. Proven Head Dead. Positively Head Dead. The list goes on…

The kind of genius who would name a dog PhreD, just to impress like small “minded” friends.

Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
commented 2017-12-07 01:58:52 -0500
Richard Schmidt it is better that you cannot fathom it, that means you are sane. If it made sense then you would need mental help.
Maurice Potvin i am starting to wonder if a PhD comes in a box of Cracker Jacks.
commented 2017-12-07 00:12:44 -0500
I don’t think anything can surprise me anymore. We’re living stupidville.
commented 2017-12-07 00:09:20 -0500
WTF is feminist geography!?
I contend, someone should ‘do’ this perfesser, Anna Lessthana-Person a favour, as she desperately needs a dose of reality…up-side-the-head!
A 72 ounce monster from Bob Lee’s Big Texan Steak Ranch and Brewery would do nicely…while she’s barefoot and chained to a stove somewhere.

“Understand Your Man”
commented 2017-12-06 20:23:02 -0500
Man, I guess you can get a PhD in damn near anything these days, including Stupid!
commented 2017-12-06 20:01:55 -0500
Seems DeLessio-Parson is more than ready for a quiet padded room and a jacket that does up in the back.
commented 2017-12-06 19:44:57 -0500
She’s just had too many vegetarian Magic Mushrooms!
commented 2017-12-06 18:36:06 -0500
If I’m not mistaken wasn’t it the eating of cooked meat one of the main reasons for the development of our brains and improved intelligence .I guess many people are not eating enough meat nowadays . Examples of a dumbed down soy socialists – Climate Change , Carbon Tax , Illegal Immigration , Massive Deficits , Death Cults , Intentional Unemployment , Destabilizing Economy and MSM Propaganda , Nation Dividing , The Promotion of Mental Illnesses . I could go on and on but if these are good things this experiment is probably not going to end well in my opinion .
commented 2017-12-06 18:35:53 -0500
Gosh, I’m getting stupid!!
Do not follow this “intellectual” argument at all – gender and vegetarianism are related ??
“hegemonic Masculinity” ? “meat-masculinity”?
Are these phrases defined in a dictionary -anywhere – or is this the defining treatise?
commented 2017-12-06 18:06:59 -0500
Adolf Hitler and Charles Manson were vegetarians. Christ, Martin Luther King, and all fourteen re-incarnations of the Dalai Lama were not.

Even if I were starving I wouldn’t eat SOYLENT GREEN made from rendered soyboys.

I wouldn’t eat mushrooms raised on a media of this so called professors articles.
commented 2017-12-06 17:47:50 -0500
Professor Anne DeLessio-Parson, add her to the list of professors who’s papers are good for lining a birdcage.
Journal of Feminist Geography sounds like it would make a good fire starter on a cold winter’s night.