Eating meat enforces ‘toxic masculinity,’ according to a far left Penn State University doctoral candidate.
Anne DeLessio-Parson, like so many other nuts in America, believes everything should change or be redefined just because she doesn’t agree with something.
Anne made the wrong move by appearing on Fox News’ Watters World.
From Conservative Tribune:
Fox News host Jesse Watters had an interesting debate with a leftist who claimed eating meat symbolizes gender stereotypes, but it’s what a producer put on the table that left this feminist stunned.
As noted by Fox News Insider, Watters was debating a doctoral candidate from Penn State University two weeks ago, when the woman claimed that eating meat reinforces “toxic masculinity” and patriarchy.
“I contend that in such a context, we cannot separate the ways people ‘do vegetarianism’ from how they ‘do gender,’” Anne DeLessio-Parson wrote. “Doing vegetarianism in interactions drives social change, contributing to the de-linking of meat from gender hegemony and revealing the resisting and reworking of gender in food spaces.”
DeLessio-Parson claimed that being a vegetarian in Argentina perpetuates the cycle of traditionalists believing that there are only two sexes, masculine and feminine.
Then, a producer on the show brought out a plate of steak for Watters to enjoy.
“Is this bad — that I’m eating meat?” Watters asked.
I guess im going to be reinforcing gender stereotypes at lunch today with my ground turkey…. and just when I thought I’d get to escape politics at lunch!
People are crazy.
— Whitney Joseph (@Whitjoseph) December 4, 2017
My daughters the carnivores are going to be really bummed that I don't want to further hegemonic masculinity so they have to eat salad while I finish my steak
— Frank Miller (@Fmiller79) December 4, 2017
More from Campus Reform:
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.
She also noticed characteristics unique to male vegetarians, asserting that although many men in Argentina “still have these very hegemonic masculinity traits,” male vegetarians “seem more egalitarian and respectful” and “more open about talking about how sexism exists.”
DeLessio-Parson concludes that vegetarianism can help “destabilize not just gender, but also other hierarchies, and drive social change.
“If we can pay more attention to what we put in our bodies…we can create a better sense of peace in the world. Vegetarianism is a part of that,” she writes.
It’s pretty clear that DeLessio-Parson was seeking attention, and she got it. Anne lived out her 15 minutes in the public eye.
This was nothing but a fame-seeking publicity stunt.
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]