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Thursday, May 11, 2017

You couldn't make this crap up.

Some dipshit professor in California is now claiming that Squirrels are subject to "gendered, racialized and speciesist" media bias.

Teresa Lloro-Bidart, an associate professor of liberal studies at Cal Poly, argues in a recently published postmodernist research paper that eastern fox squirrels are on the receiving end of racially-charged media bias. Lloro-Bidart claims that she worked towards such a conclusion by analyzing the coverage of eastern fox squirrels through “feminist posthumanist,” and “feminist food studies” lenses. 
Lloro-Bidart contends that eastern fox squirrels, which is the most populous species of tree squirrel in North America, are on the receiving end of such bigotry due to several factors, most notably, the “western, modernist,” framework by which humans interpret their behaviors and actions.

If any one of my college professors came at me with this kind of idiotic blather, I would immediately march to the Registrar's office and demand my money back.  This kind of bullshit isn't science, scholastic activity, or even research.  This is the kind of snarky crap formerly made up by the writers of National Lampoon.  I kept going through this hoping it was taken from The Onion or some other ironic rag like that.

Nope.  This is actual real, grade-A bullshit.


p2 said...

i have a theory the holes in the ozone are caused by weightlifting upsetting the balance of the world and shifting the effect of forces on the ozone caused by a wobble in the earth's rotation. they were discovered in the mid 80's right about the the time the whole fitness craze to hold. put the weights back on the rack & leave them there. the earth will rebalance, the holes will close and we can all go have a beer.

can i have my california university of bullshit professorship now?

Ragin' Dave said...

Yes, yes you can. I've heard and seen worse doctoral thesis in my time.