Doofus Of The Day #1,052

Today’s award goes to the author of an academic paper on – of all things – the sexual exploitation of dairy cows.

A paper currently being promoted by a New York university calls on society to consider the rampant “sexual exploitation” of dairy cows by the milk industry in order to “fully fight gendered oppression.”

Specifically, the author compares cattle insemination to “rape” and the milking of cows to “sexual abuse.”

Titled “Readying the Rape Rack: Feminism and the Exploitation of Non-Human Reproductive Systems,” the paper was published Friday in a journal called Dissenting Voices, which is published and edited by the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the College at Brockport State University of New York.

The published piece aims at discussing the “sexual exploitation of non-human bodies, specifically dairy cows.” The author notes that “as a vegan and animal rights activist,” she feels compelled to reveal the “feminist aspects of animal agriculture,” a topic she says is unfortunately “under-researched,” but is nonetheless important because “the same way women’s health has been at  stake for years, a dairy cow’s reproductive system has been poked and prodded.”

According to the publication, “the dairy industry is a host for sex-based discrimination,” and a “site where sexual assault and objectification based on biological makeup are highly prevalent but ignored as we choose to neglect non- humans with whom we share a planet.”

The paper argues that “in order to fully fight gendered oppression,” society must also address the plight of dairy cows, which it asserts are “still subjects to sex-based discrimination and violence,” despite their voices being “not always lifted or comprehensible.”

There’s more at the link.

Have you ever read so much bull**** masquerading as academic discussion in all your life?  I think the last line says it all:  “despite their voices being ‘not always lifted or comprehensible’.”  Translation:  Moo!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to make another cup of tea, infused with cow’s milk.  I doubt it’ll turn me into a bovine sexual abuser.

Peter

14 comments

  1. I decline to go into full rage mode until at least six months have passed. Were I a contrarian academic, this is EXACTLY the kind of drivel I would submit to a ‘scholarly’ publication to expose the stupidity of modern scholarly publications.

    We’ll see.

  2. Last time somebody purposely put in a bs article, I think it was on dog tape, there was blowback to the author unfortunately.

  3. Lessee, they didn’t identify the perpetrator as “a professor” so he …she? …it? is a newbie. Increasingly, scholarship is coming to resemble Bangalore Torpedo School, where after three test runs they let you try it with a ten-foot pole.

  4. Are these ladies aware that cows make homosexual advances on eachother when they are in heat. That’s how herdsmen (herdpersons?) Tell when they are in heat so they can call the inseminater. They don’t need all the details beyond that!

  5. There is nothing we can make up that is so absurd as what the Left actually does.

    When they talk about “intersectionality”, you can mentally translate that as the Venn diagram of crazy, stupid, and evil.

  6. I’m a leatherworker and carnivore who believes that people are more important than other animals, but, for what it’s worth, if we were treating humans exactly the way we treat cows, then we certainly could call it rape and sexual abuse.

  7. Does this person know or care that all but a very small percentage of male dairy cattle are neutered and slaughtered for beef (the horrer). Surely that is more horrific than the subject of his/her paper!

  8. Poodlehorde it is unlikely they’ll end up as beef steer. Hundreds of years of careful breeding have made meat cattle and milk cattle very different beasts. Milk cattle make poor beef cattle as their meat is nowhere marbled enough to hit restaurant grade meat let alone decent choice or prime that sells for good money. The classic uses of male calves from milk cattle is veal. So they’re bound for veal or low grade hamburger meat, or cat or dog food. Maybe I’m utterly heartless but having had dairy farmer(s) in my lineage this is just what you do to get milk from cows. This idiot woman makes me want to go off and have nice veal piccata just to spite her and her ilk.

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