I still remember it, it was truly love at first sight. It was the winter of 2003, and I was with some friends and family at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut. The object of my gaze was a bone-in Kansas City Strip steak with a light coating of butter and a blue cheese crust. I haven’t forgotten how I stared at it like a gorgeous female waiting to be conquered and devoured, and relished the divine taste of every bite. Absolutely one of my favorite dining experiences. A recent headline made me savor that culinary adventure even more. Some FemThot sociology professor at University of Pennsylvania noted that eating meat promotes hegemonic masculinity. As if you can’t think of enough reasons to steer your sons away from college, CampusReform.org details yet another one.
A Pennsylvania State University sociology professor recently argued that eating meat perpetuates “hegemonic masculinity” and “gender hegemony.”
In the most recent issue of the Journal of Feminist Geography, professor Anne DeLessio-Parson argues that “hegemonic masculinity implies an imperative to eat meat” and that this helps reify other power hierarchies as well.
First of all, if your college professor is a female with a hyphenated last name, you should drop the class immediately. There is a nearly 100% chance that she will be some bitter, overbearing, power-hungry, Never Trumping feminist who will smear her anti-male agenda throughout any class discussion.
To study the link between masculinity and meat, DeLessio-Parson interviewed 23 vegetarians who live in Argentina to probe how they deal with their country’s “meat-centric” culture, finding that being vegetarian itself is a political act.
Vegetarians also contribute to the destabilization of the gender binary, she argued.
“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,” DeLessio-Parson discovered.
“Refusing meat therefore presents opportunities, in each social interaction, for the binary to be called into question,” she said, noting that women, for example, may not consider dating men who eat meat, while male vegetarians might end up spending more time in the kitchen as opposed to outside on the grill, all actions which can destabilize gender norms.
“Women, for example, may not consider dating men who eat meat,” needs to be corrected. Batshit feminist women may not consider dating men who eat meat. Which is awesome. Let them volunteer to weed themselves out of the dating/gene pool. Judging by the quality of females who ascribe to feminism, that’s a huge win for us.
In an interview with Campus Reform, DeLessio-Parson explained that her interest in the issue arose after spending five years as a vegetarian in Argentina, where she worked with community organizations and as an English teacher.
There, she realized that vegetarianism isn’t just a lifestyle choice, but a feminist act.
“Women, one of the ways they push back against patriarchy, they say, ‘This is my body. You don’t get to tell me what comes in and out,’” she told Campus Reform, explaining that vegetarianism is a way women can assert their agency and autonomy.
Well, not so fast, ladies. We do have some say to what goes in and out of your body.
What won’t be going in: Meat. Particularly, man-meat, as girls who bitch about the patriarchy and don’t cook meat are far less likely to find a man who want to sleep with them, much less remain in her presence for any solid length of time.
What won’t be coming out: Babies. By weeding themselves out of the gene pool, bitter, haggard feminists are more likely to develop into older, bitterer, weather-beaten feminists. Luckily, there is an endless supply of cats to bring some levity into their world of loneliness.
I mean, if eating meat promotes hegemonic masculinity, I’d love to hear DeLessio-Parson’s thoughts on the celebration of both meat and men that is March 14.
As I’ve said before on this blog;
“The solitary goal of feminists is to find a good time, one primarily being enjoyed by men, and try to ruin it for everyone.”
This illustrates yet another case of Rancid Feminism If eating meat promotes hegemonic masculinity, then you can feel even better about devouring protein the way that God intended us to. Because each time you chew a piece of steak, somewhere a feminist shrieks in agony.