08 Feb 2015

“Queering Agriculture”

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BeekmanBoys

Heather MacDonald reports on the latest academic breaktrough in gender equity. Naturally, it occurred in California.

Another day in academia, another twist in the bizarre world of identity studies. The Center for the Study of Sexual Culture at the University of California, Berkeley, is presenting a talk next week on “Queering Agriculture,” dedicated to the proposition that “it is absolutely crucial queer and transgender studies begin to deal more seriously with the subject of agriculture.”

Queer theory has taken over student life on many campuses. Now that gay identity has been thoroughly institutionalized, declaring oneself “trans*,” “genderqueer,” “pangender,” or any of the other rapidly multiplying alternative sexes has become the last frontier of self-engrossed agitation available to students. But apart from the odoriferous leavings of female ginko trees, the “problem” of gender and plants did not seem to be a pressing one, making the application of queer theory to agriculture an innovation that even the most dogged observers of identity studies might not have seen coming. The talk’s presenter, a Ph.D. candidate in American studies at the University of Maryland, will allegedly show that “the growing popularity of sustainable food is laden with anthroheterocentric assumptions of the ‘good life’ coupled with idealized images and ideas of the American farm, and gender, radicalized and normative standards of health, family, and nation.”

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SDD

It has always been an article of fashion to seen promoting fringe behaviors. In the 1960-70s it was extolling long haired hippies who “dropped out” and took LSD. In the 90’s it was homosexuality (but that is starting to become passe). Today it is promoting ever more strange sexual proclivities. The stranger they are, the more points you get with the intellectual elite. Just wait a few more years and they will move on to bestiality. If it weren’t for it’s association with LDS, I’m sure polygamy would be more popular.



cactusjack

That is one pure stream of bullshit alright. Agricultural quality.



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