It seems that the only reason academic disciplines like “gender studies” exist is to provide idiotic fodder for feminists to chew over as they prepare for rewarding careers behind the counter at Starbucks. Evidence of this can be found in a new paper published in “Dissenting Voices,” the official journal of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the College of Brockport State University of New York.
In the paper, entitled “Readying the Rape Rack: Feminism and the Exploitation of None-Human Reproductive System,” the author argues that there are “feminist aspects of animal agriculture” that academics have been missing.
Well, we wouldn’t say we’ve been missing them, Bob.
“Throughout our lives, we are offered an idealized image of dairy cows where these animals graze on beautiful pastures, have room to sow and play, and are comforted in spacious areas in which to sleep. We are presented with images of a life well lived, but when it comes to the deaths of those same animals, the picture perfect story comes to a grim reality,” the paper laments.
“The outdated stereotype about women being caretakers and most importantly child bearers remains consistent in the dairy industry, especially when we take into account the means through which these animals are exploited,” it continues. “A few brief examples include rape or sexual assault, nonconsensual hormone treatments, and emotional trauma related to pregnancy. Dairy cows are forcibly impregnated, or raped, in order to constantly produce milk for humans to consume.”
Yes, a serious academic researcher is telling us that we are raping cows.
“The dairy industry is a host for sex-based discrimination,” the author continues, leaving Earth’s orbit and heading for deep space. “It is 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.”
And you thought manspreading was a dumb issue.
“While we fight against the sexual abuse of women, why are we still allowing the same treatment to be thrust upon other living bodies when there are other, more sustainable ways to live that do not involve harming millions of female bodies?” the author concludes. “With simple lifestyle changes that promote reproductive justice towards animals available to many, why are we picking and choosing which pots of capitalism, sexism, and patriarchy to stir, when we could dismantle it all?”
But seriously, pass the Excedrin. And go ahead and slide a glass of milk over here to wash it down with.