Brockport State University’s women’s and gender studies program publishes a journal called Dissenting Voices, which recently put out a paper by intern Mackenzie April titled “Readying the Rape Rack: Feminism and the Exploitation of Non-Human Reproductive Systems,” reported Campus Reform.
Mackenzie claims that “dairy cows are forcibly impregnated, or raped, in order to constantly produce milk for humans to consume.”
Everyone knows cows can’t consent, but does that justify using the word “rape” to describe breeding them? You’ll see where I’m going with this in a minute.
Mackenzie says “While we fight against the sexual abuse of women, why are we still allowing the same treatment to be thrust upon other living bodies when there are other, more sustainable ways to live that do not involve harming millions of female bodies?”
So now you begin to see that this young, happy-go-lucky intern is spewing a pretty insidious ideology. She’s comparing women to cows. That’s pretty dehumanizing and here’s where I go all Dinesh D’Souza on you and say Democrats are the real misogynists.
The Brockport State intern continues, claiming “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….The idea of murdering women once they can no longer bear children is gruesome and disturbing. Why is it acceptable to perform such horrifying acts on bodies that are different from our own?”
Bodies. That’s what she reduces us to: bodies. Now, don’t get me wrong, I think livestock deserve clean living quarters and that unnecessary pain should be minimized — I’m not a monster! — but let’s not be afraid to call Mackenzie’s “study” and other vegan entreaties what they are: the white privilege guilt of the food world that prevents us from eating tasty stuff and attempts to equate the worth of a human to that of a cow.