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MSU Professors Link Hunting With Sexual Violence (As Heard on Rush)
Michigan Times ^ | 11/7/2005 | Page W. H. Brousseau IV

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: academia; banglist; cantgetlaid; comehereoften; donetodeath; feminazi; feminazis; highereducation; hunting; loonyleft; michigan; misandry; moonbat; peta; psychobabble; radicalfeminists; rushlimbaugh; wacko
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You can't make this stuff up!!
1 posted on 11/22/2005 10:46:11 AM PST by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

Ping to me for later read.


2 posted on 11/22/2005 10:47:05 AM PST by CSM (When laws are written, they apply to ALL...Not just the yucky people you don't like. - HairOfTheDog)
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To: Pyro7480

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.


3 posted on 11/22/2005 10:48:58 AM PST by thoughtomator (Hindsight is 20/20, or in the case of Democrats, totally blind)
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To: Pyro7480

I wonder how much this gem cost the Michigan Tax payers


4 posted on 11/22/2005 10:49:10 AM PST by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: Pyro7480

So if they're right peak season for whorehouses would be hunting season.


5 posted on 11/22/2005 10:49:37 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Pyro7480

Nice Beaver.


6 posted on 11/22/2005 10:50:14 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: Pyro7480

"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.


7 posted on 11/22/2005 10:52:02 AM PST by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
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To: thoughtomator
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.

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.

8 posted on 11/22/2005 10:52:27 AM PST by Pyro7480 (Sancte Joseph, terror daemonum, ora pro nobis!)
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To: Pyro7480

Then how come hunters perfer to shoot the stags???


9 posted on 11/22/2005 10:53:00 AM PST by Shermy
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To: Pyro7480

I think the professor was just repeating Link Hunting over and over...

Link Hunting
Link Hunting
Link Hunting
Link Hunting
Link Hunting
Link Hunting


10 posted on 11/22/2005 10:53:10 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: Pyro7480

My dad has hunted his whole life, and he is the gentlest, most decent, honest, industrious, etc. etc. person you'll ever meet.


11 posted on 11/22/2005 10:53:19 AM PST by ruthles (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.)
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To: Adder
"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."

IT'S TRUE! I only married my wife because all the good elk were taken! /sarc

12 posted on 11/22/2005 10:54:35 AM PST by pgyanke (A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.)
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To: Pyro7480
Ok.

Now ask them how that applies to Native Americans and their culture.
13 posted on 11/22/2005 10:54:42 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Pyro7480

I maintain that liberals secretly beleive all this weird crap and are using freudian projection to hide their desires.

Wack jobs.


14 posted on 11/22/2005 10:55:18 AM PST by x5452
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To: Pyro7480

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


15 posted on 11/22/2005 10:55:59 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Pyro7480
"erotic heterosexual predation, sadomasochism, restraint for aggressive sexual energy, and allied with the abuse of women."

Is THAT what they see in it?

They're SICK!!!!

16 posted on 11/22/2005 10:56:32 AM PST by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: Pyro7480

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.


17 posted on 11/22/2005 10:57:01 AM PST by wvobiwan (It's OUR Net! If you don't like it keep your stanky routers off it!)
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To: Pyro7480

"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.


18 posted on 11/22/2005 10:57:08 AM PST by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: Pyro7480

anyone one want to bet these female professors are ugly as all get out? Anyone?


19 posted on 11/22/2005 10:57:53 AM PST by Dr Snide (vis pacem, para bellum - Prepare for war if you want peace)
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To: Pyro7480

Isn't Ted Nugent currently residing in Michigan? Either way, I'm sure he'll weigh in with some interesting comments soon enough.


20 posted on 11/22/2005 10:58:47 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: Pyro7480
It's displacement

It's a Rorschach test - "So, professor, what do you see in this photograph?"

21 posted on 11/22/2005 10:58:53 AM PST by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: Pyro7480
Dowd Syndrome
22 posted on 11/22/2005 10:58:55 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Pyro7480
Gee, all this time I thought I was after roast venison/w garlic,taters,onions carrots Etc... Oh and venison sausage.

The lame brained idiots that dreamed up this nonsense should be committed.

23 posted on 11/22/2005 10:59:42 AM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (http://soapboxharry.blogspot.com/)
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To: wvobiwan


They're right!

I'm making a call for new "Bow and Arrow" Control Laws.

The Constitution might protect your right to bear "arms" (read guns) but not the Bow...


24 posted on 11/22/2005 10:59:59 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: All

Can I get a Doe tag for MSU professors?????


25 posted on 11/22/2005 11:00:04 AM PST by michaelbfree
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To: Pyro7480

Our tax dollars at work -
There is no shortage of funding for education, just too many idiots employed.


26 posted on 11/22/2005 11:01:07 AM PST by talleyman (Who would Osamma vote for?)
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To: Fido969

That reminds me of the old story of the shrink giving a patient a Rorschach Test. He would hold up the inkblot and the patient always gave an answer along the lines of "two people have sex" and variations thereon. When the test was over, the shrink said to the patient - "You have a serious problem, sir - you see sexual connotations in everything!"

The patient replied: "Whaddaya mean I have a problem? YOU'RE the one holding up the dirty pictures!"


27 posted on 11/22/2005 11:02:05 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Armed, Female and Southern!)
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To: Pyro7480

And ironically, this professor is more likely to know some guy who suffered severe damage from bending over in front of a horny horse...go figure.


28 posted on 11/22/2005 11:02:13 AM PST by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: Pyro7480

29 posted on 11/22/2005 11:02:30 AM PST by M203M4
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To: Fido969

There might be use for this 'study', we shouldn't just dismiss it:

"Sorry honey, you can't come along on my hunting weekend in Idaho - might be dangerous for your person. It's for your own good."


30 posted on 11/22/2005 11:02:30 AM PST by wvobiwan (It's OUR Net! If you don't like it keep your stanky routers off it!)
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To: YouPosting2Me
I think the professor was just repeating Link Hunting over and over...

Here's the proof of the link:

Repeat this name over and over:

Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt

31 posted on 11/22/2005 11:02:51 AM PST by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Pyro7480

As with faith and patriotism, anything a liberal ivory tower dweller can't understand is ridiculed and condemned. I just returned from a hunt in South Africa, and if sex was all I was interested in, Vegas would've been alot cheaper.


32 posted on 11/22/2005 11:02:51 AM PST by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: Pyro7480
Stoo-pid ditzes.
As Sigmund Freud once said (allegedly)...
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar".

And why do I get the feeling that with a quote like this ...

"erotic heterosexual predation, sadomasochism, restraint for aggressive sexual energy, and allied with the abuse of women."
.. that these three female professors don't, (ahem), 'like' men.
33 posted on 11/22/2005 11:02:58 AM PST by Condor51 (Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
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To: Dr Snide

I was thinking they were more like the Dr. Nina Hoffspring character on SNL .


34 posted on 11/22/2005 11:02:58 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Pyro7480

Thank you FR and Rush for reminding us how stupid these people are.


35 posted on 11/22/2005 11:03:15 AM PST by dhs12345 (w)
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To: Pyro7480
Feminist democrat party pseudo-science and complete socioalist PC fraud at its absolute worst. Ask any Second Amendment Sister about these MSU taxpayer supported and tenured losers.


36 posted on 11/22/2005 11:03:42 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Pyro7480

Sounds like these chicks need laid...


37 posted on 11/22/2005 11:04:16 AM PST by steel_resolve
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To: FormerACLUmember

socioalist = socialist


38 posted on 11/22/2005 11:04:31 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Pyro7480
Three female Michigan State University professors...

Absolutely all I needed to read in conjunction with the headline.

These bulldykes would relate fixing a flat tire with male-against-female sexual violence.

39 posted on 11/22/2005 11:05:02 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Pyro7480
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."


40 posted on 11/22/2005 11:05:15 AM PST by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: pgyanke

Wonder what these idgits say about women hunting in larger numbers than ever?

They suffer from phallic symbol envy?


41 posted on 11/22/2005 11:06:33 AM PST by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
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To: ruthles
I would attribute such garbage to:

1. Publish or perish mentality. i.e. write a paper on something, anything, even if you don't know squat about it. They seem to love the 'review of available literature' rather than deal with real people whom they can't relate to.
2. Panty-waisted, liberal pu$$ies who wouldn't know which end of a firearm to point and shoot. As they squeal "OMG, they have guns!"

Yes, the hunters I know are some of the kindest and geniune people on this planet. They worship the ground their wives walk on. They hunt for sport and meat.

The hunting camp is also a male bonding thing. They eat well, drink well, and hunt well, all together. They don't strip naked and beat tom-toms to find their inner male. They don't need to find it, they never lost it to begin with.

These profs have seen too much Hollywood, and not enough real life.

I'm a shooter, not a hunter (its a long story).
42 posted on 11/22/2005 11:07:04 AM PST by Stashiu (RVN, 1969-70)
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To: Pyro7480

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and hunting is just a way to put fresh meat on the table.


43 posted on 11/22/2005 11:07:09 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Pyro7480
In the 1970s I was stationed at Williams AFB in Arizona. I was invited to go bow hunting for elk with a fellow airman from Montana. We hiked back into Chevlon canyon in north central Arizona and stalked a monster bull elk all day. Every time we would get in a position for a shot, the bull would casually walk out of range as though leading us deeper into the canyon. Early evening we caught up with the elk and TJ drew a bead on him. Suddenly TJ took his arrow out of the bow, unscrewed the razor tip, and replaced it with a .38 caliber spend shell placed over the end of the arrow. He notched up the arrow and hit the elk right in the chest. Right over his heart. The elk jumped and laying his antlers over his back, charged off through the brush. I asked TJ why he didn't kill the elk after we had stalked it all day and he responded, "a kill wasn't necessary, the hunt was successful". Most hunters know the truth of this. It is not in the kill but the hunt thet the true nature of the sport is found.
44 posted on 11/22/2005 11:10:39 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Sins can be forgiven but stupid is forever.)
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To: CSM; thoughtomator; Semper Paratus; YouPosting2Me; Adder; Shermy; ruthles; pollyannaish; x5452; ...
Here's the paper: Animals, Women and Weapons: Blurred Sexual Boundaries in the Discourse of Sport Hunting
45 posted on 11/22/2005 11:10:55 AM PST by Pyro7480 (Sancte Joseph, terror daemonum, ora pro nobis!)
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To: Ben Mugged

Ping to post #45.


46 posted on 11/22/2005 11:11:12 AM PST by Pyro7480 (Sancte Joseph, terror daemonum, ora pro nobis!)
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To: pollyannaish
Now ask them how that applies to Native Americans and their culture.

I believe that's the best response to this PC nonsense. You really need to look them up and send them that email.

47 posted on 11/22/2005 11:12:20 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: Pyro7480

I hope someone is checking to see how much tax money was spent on this. Then I hope someone is talking to an editor that published it. Finally, I hope the Bowhunting mag. publishes the research just so the readers know where there taxes are going.

Just to put this in perspective; Humans are at the very tip top of the food chain. Whether we kill in the woods with a gun/bow/knife/slingshot/etc. or in a slaughter house, we harvest protein for nutritional value by "killing." Now, by nature, the male sect of our species is genetically programed (yes there is some genetic instinct wiring left in our brains) to be the provider and tends to be more aggressive by nature in that pursuit. This is seen in the working world, in the military, in hunting, in sports, etc. (Yes there are women that fit the mold, but I am speaking in general terms). Applying this aggression and instinct to the familiar (by species standards) act of sneaking into the woods to fool the prey that resides there in an effort to kill that which we intend to eat is fun.

Now, how is this like sex again?


48 posted on 11/22/2005 11:13:22 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Dems: "It can't be done" Reps. "Move, we'll find a way or make a way. It has to be done!")
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To: Pyro7480; CSM; thoughtomator; Semper Paratus; YouPosting2Me; Adder; Shermy; ruthles; ...
This "paper" was placed in a PETA affiliated "Journal."

It is a complete fraud!

49 posted on 11/22/2005 11:13:40 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Pyro7480

OK, enough...

50 posted on 11/22/2005 11:13:43 AM PST by M203M4
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