Skip to comments.MSU Professors Link Hunting With Sexual Violence (As Heard on Rush)
Posted on 11/22/2005 10:46:10 AM PST by Pyro7480
MSU professors link hunting with sexual violence
By Page W. H. Brousseau IV
Three female Michigan State University professors studied the magazine "Traditional Bowhunter," and concluded that hunting is a form of sexual violence with animals substituted for women. They describe hunting as, "erotic heterosexual predation, sadomasochism, restraint for aggressive sexual energy, and allied with the abuse of women." I think I need to take up bowhunting.
The article entitled, "Animals, Women and Weapons: Blurred Sexual Boundaries in the Discourse of Sport Hunting" was published by the Society & Animals Forum. The genesis of the article was the 2003 video "Hunting for Bambi," which reached national attention that year when many news-outlets reported a group in Nevada was selling "hunts" which men paid thousands of dollars to shoot naked women with paintball guns. The producers of the DVD later admitted the hunters and women involved were actors. Like in high-budget porn, the star is only an "actor" and really cannot fix the cable.
Concluding that men turn bows and firearms into phallic symbols, the researchers point to terms and jargon found in the magazine in order to reaffirm their belief of displaced sexual drive. "Climax," "big'uns," and "homely cow" are but a few of the many terms with which they took issue. Two things, first, using terms out of context allows anyone to make them sexual. Second, we are talking about hunting, not sex.
The study fails to see the subject matter as merely hunting. The outrageous links between sexual violence and hunting would cause sensible readers to scoff, but remember, the authors are members of MSU faculty, which makes this paper all the more scary.
Apparently, the woman-is-an-animal argument is only valid until the kill. "When alive and being chased in a sport of hunting, animals are given human characteristics...but when dead and displayed as a trophy, anthropomorphism is no longer necessary...and the animal is simply dead." Why anthropomorphism would be necessary in the first place is not explored. Furthermore, why is it not necessary in the second place?
Indeed, their argument is that men are violent creeps who beat up on poor, cuddly animals because there are no women running around the woods. "Violence against animals and women is linked by a theory of 'overlapping but absent referents' that institutionalizes patriarchal values...animals often are the absent referents in actions and phrases that actually are about women-and women often are the absent referents for animals." Therefore, when men are hunting they do so because there are no women present, conversely, when men are with women they are doing so because there are no animals present.
Absent from this study is where the millions of female hunters fit For that is the only logical conclusion of the animal-is-a-woman and woman-is-an-animal thesis. Not far removed from their illation would be to say women obtain sexual gratification from hunting but actually wish they were sexually abusing women, or maybe themselves.
What would an academic study be these days without a conclusion that points to racism? The study encapsulated that hunting is "cultural messages that validate and exacerbate white male dominance and power." The argument of racial oppression and hunting goes out the window because one can only shoot one Black Duck a day as apposed to five of another species.
When read in its entirety, the syllogistic argument takes on the seriousness of a Mad TV skit.
Maybe it is "Traditional Bowhunter" that is laying the groundwork for world takeover. Once again, the paper's authors come through and leave the reader not disappointed. They warn that, "[T]he underlying messages of the sexualizing of women, animals, and weapons in Traditional Bowhunter cannot be dismissed simply as a hoax. They are resilient popular culture images that celebrate and glorify weapons, killing, and violence, laying the groundwork for the perpetuation of attitudes of domination, power, and control.
Ping to me for later read.
There needs to be a study on how social researchers come up with the wildest (and flimsiest) ways to claim innocent activities into some sort of satanic ritual.
I wonder how much this gem cost the Michigan Tax payers
So if they're right peak season for whorehouses would be hunting season.
"Therefore, when men are hunting they do so because there are no women present, conversely, when men are with women they are doing so because there are no animals present."
What a load of crap.
Maybe they could set these dummies down in the woods and test their theories!
MSU alums...oh what a sad day for you.
It's displacement, to use some psychological terminology. These feminazis are often involved in deviant, sometimes occult behavior, and to justify their lifestyle, they have to demonize normal heterosexual behavior.
Then how come hunters perfer to shoot the stags???
I think the professor was just repeating Link Hunting over and over...
My dad has hunted his whole life, and he is the gentlest, most decent, honest, industrious, etc. etc. person you'll ever meet.
IT'S TRUE! I only married my wife because all the good elk were taken! /sarc
I maintain that liberals secretly beleive all this weird crap and are using freudian projection to hide their desires.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! GRRRRRR! This would be hysterical if no one had to pay these idiots to do this crap. This kinda stuff is gonna make me schizoid! I wanna laugh my butt off, but I'm too angry
Is THAT what they see in it?
Hmm, is this study saying that men's rage is never directed at lying, slandering, agenda-driven drivel produced at public expense?
Seems like a large flaw in the results to me.
"They...celebrate and glorify weapons, killing, and violence, laying the groundwork for the perpetuation of attitudes of domination, power, and control"
Weeeellll, sort of. 'Cept I might have rewritten it more like:
"Weapons which necessarily kill by violence, to take power or control of one's own fate by dominating the environment"
It's what homo sapiens do.
People who don't get that don't understand an essential part of what it means to be a human.
anyone one want to bet these female professors are ugly as all get out? Anyone?
Isn't Ted Nugent currently residing in Michigan? Either way, I'm sure he'll weigh in with some interesting comments soon enough.