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.