Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A breath of fresh air (NOT!)


Fellow blogger aepilotjim forwarded a Facebook link to Miss D. and myself last night.  There, we found this:




At first I was sure this was some sort of Internet hoax.  Surely no-one could be as stupid as that?  Lo and behold, an Internet search on "fart rape" soon proved that it was no hoax, as this 2013 report shows.

Top feminist academics that have respectable diverse doctorates from medieval art, 6th century English to Women’s Studies gathered at the University of Toronto meeting center to discuss if human flatulence could be sexist.

Ashleigh Ingle a proud feminist and an anarchist argued that because of patriarchal gender norms women were not allowed to release gas in public because of men’s unreal expectations of women to be clean and feminine. Furthermore she articulated that if a woman was to fart in the presence of a man and the man responded by farting louder than the woman, than that would be rape.

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[The] twitter hash tag #FartRape has started to trend as women are taking control of their own bodies by naming and shaming men guilty of fart rape ... But Ingle argues that it simply isn’t enough, “Don’t tell women to fart louder tell men not to fart so loud” This is clear victim blaming and government should pass laws to make male farts above a certain decibel illegal to make human flatulence equal and not discriminate against women.

Science advocates have argued that because of sexual dimorphism men are larger, need a higher protein intake and thus can relieve more flatulence, but the speakers at the conference were adamant that it was a socially constructed gender norm that oppressed women to the point that they physically do not release equal amounts of gas as men.

There's more at the link.  The comments are also worth reading.

Clearly, it's bizarro-world in feminist circles.  However, the brouhaha appears to have aroused more amusement than hot air (you should pardon the expression).  In another article, I found my favorite comment on the matter.

Sorry all, I just can't stop laughing. I once ate two chili-cheese hot dogs and raped everyone at Sea World.

Perhaps I should have titled this blog post "Air on the G-string"? (With apologies to Bach and Wilhelmj, of course!)




Peter

18 comments:

Rob said...

Robert A. Heinlein's crazy years are here....

benerval7 said...

She is a proud feminist and anarchist. I doubt those two thoughts of ways to live would ever be able to live around each other. Just another pathetic looney millennial. One good thing is that the left and the millennials are dead set on aborting the next generation of kids that would have normally grown up under their teachings. We should be rid of these idiots within two generations, if humanity can hold out that long.

tweell said...

My wife once had me go to the doctor because of 'excessive flatulence'. It seems that raw green peppers and jerusalem artichokes turn me into a source of methane equal to most cows. Those instantly disappeared from our salads and I returned to normal, such as that is (not gassing my wife out of the bedroom in my sleep).

JWM said...

It oppresses wymyn when you crack a bird.
So sneak a tweeter instead.

JWM

Robert Gibson said...

So they'd prefer 'silent but deadly'?

:-)

Judy said...

News flash - women fart...whether they want to admit it or not.

When are these nut jobs going to be held accountable for what falls out of their mouths? After all, if a student says something they don't like in one of their class that student fails the class. I think what's good for the goose(student) is good for the gander(professor), don't you?

Old NFO said...

Crazy years are right... sigh

Tal Hartsfeld said...

Yet another reason why the real problems and issues of the world stand to never get solved: too much focus on and prioritizing of this type of pure dreck.

Don said...

ROFLMAO....they just keep proving my theory that liberals, young and old, are too stupid to know how stupid they really are.

binky said...

Never, and I mean Never underestimate the limits on stupidity. A special kind of stupid is always waiting around the corner. I believe Einstein said genius has its limits. Stupidity has no limit. I think anything man can make, man can break.
Paul in Texas

joekr said...

"Respectable" doctorate in Women's Studies. Talk about a contradiction in terms...

Nuke Warrior said...

Suggested reading "1601-Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors." by Mark Twain

Will Brown said...

Further suggested reading for these "Top feminist academics that have respectable diverse doctorates" on the matter of dominant flatulence:

"FART PROUDLY A Letter to a Royal Academy" by Benjamin Franklin c. 1781

I am not making this up:

https://smile.amazon.com/Fart-Proudly-Letter-Royal-Academy/dp/1540503720/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=fart+proudly&qid=1553140278&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Vakkotaur said...

Further proof that there is NO such thing as 'Peak Silly'.

John Cunningham said...

The fabled Greek philosopher Testicles once wrote "It is better to light one fart than to curse the darkness."

Dad29 said...

Apologize all you want. JSBach will NEVER forgive you for that.

Poodlehorde said...

Some people obviously don't have enough to do. Of course it is much easier to wax indignant over something as unimportant as farting than address some of what should be real femoinist problems such as maternal/baby death rates or the poverty rates for single mothers (as examples)

Antibubba said...

Another condemnation of patriarchal intolerance!

Or lactose intolerance. Whichever.