A research paper currently being pushed by a New York university’s Gender Studies program wants society, and namely feminists, to acknowledge the “sexual exploitation” of dairy cows in order to “fully fight gendered oppression.”
The author claims the dairy industry is rife with ‘sex-based discrimination’ (of the cows themselves), compares insemination of the cattle to “rape” and the milking of cows to “sexual assault.”
These are the things being “learned” at college now, folks.
According to Campus Reform:
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.”
This ‘sex-based discrimination,” is based on the FACT that you can’t milk bulls. MALE CATTLE CANNOT BE MILKED, even if the bull identifies as female.
Does the author suggest we ATTEMPT to milk bulls for the sake of gender equality?
PS Cow voices are “not always comprehensible?” As in SOMETIMES she can talk to cows?
The piece begins by first attacking the widely contested notion that cow’s milk is even at all beneficial for humans, pointing to the government-funded “Got Milk?” campaign and the questionable motivations behind it.
Obviously, the point was just to rape more cows.
But author Mackenzie April, an intern for Brockport’s Women’s Studies Department, goes further than the assertion that milk is bad for humans, by claiming that the practice of dairy farming “also supports and exemplifies the degrading way in which we treat female bodies and reproductive health,” adding that she hopes the publication will inspire feminists and other “social justice”-minded individuals to “incorporate non-human bodies into their own feminist perspectives.”
“If we are going to argue fairly for the rights of all beings in a world soured with sex and gender-based oppression, then dairy cows deserve to be taken into account when discussing issues of reproductive women’s health,” April, who then compares barren female cattle to human women who choose not to have children, writes.
“If women do not choose to become mothers, they are shamed. If a female cow is incapable of successfully bearing a calf, they are sent away for slaughter. Their reproductive system is useless, therefore, they, as a being, are useless,” April notes, arguing that this is indicative of a “double standard,” as civilized society would cringe at the thought of murdering women once they become infertile.
This is unreal.