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Who Knew EATING MEAT Makes A Man a Woman-Hater

I understood how a man’s penis got the nom de plume “meat”. After all, the penis does just dangle, at least for a few of us.

Wiener and sausage certainly fit the bill, so to speak. 

As I think back on the sitcom Archie Bunker, Archie always referred to his son-in-law and resident bleeding heart Leftist, as “Meathead.”

That description was true of Reiner on the show and off.

Now the irony of the “meat” reference to masculinity as reported by Campus Reform:

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.

“Refusing meat therefore presents opportunities, in each social interaction, for the [gender] binary to be called into question.”   

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.

To put this in normal terms, the professor contends that eating meat is a show of dominance.

Put another way, the professor hates that vegetarians are considered pansies. And of course, they are.

The article continues,

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.

Translated: dare I repeat my earlier contention, however restated; vegetarians are women, regardless of gender.

What the professor said was gobblety-goop for vegetarian men don’t know how to be men. But she defends these “men”, saying their diet “presents opportunities…for the binary to be called into question.” Just say their “manhood”!

The professor explains it further:

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.

And there you have it. The emasculation of men through food.

I remember when women were told that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I bet they weren’t talking about vegetarians. And for the record ladies, there are other routes to a man’s heart, slightly south of the belly-button.

What is it when a Lesbian is a vegetarian? Is she just REALLY Lesbian, versus regular Lesbian?

And what if a macho man is a vege…oh forgot that. No REAL man is a vegetarian. I mean PLEASE!

 



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