American Studies Association Unveils Post-Colonial Feminist Milk Studies

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While I am interested in Post-Colonial Feminist Milk Studies, I was really hoping for some Post-Colonial Feminist Cereal Studies or maybe Post-Colonial Feminist Apple studies.

And certainly nothing can top the classic Post-Colonial Feminist Kool-Aid Studies.

But it’s good that the American Studies Association was able to take time out from its busy schedule of boycotting Israel and mocking September 11 to provide a much needed post-colonial feminist perspective on milk.

The latest such production comes to us courtesy of our friends at the American Studies Association, that’s to say it comes from its official literary organ, the American Quarterly.

Perhaps your subscription to this pointless agglomeration of polysyllabic, reader-proof grievance-mongering has lapsed.  Mine has, too.

But my fellow connoisseurs of repellent academic nonentity will not want to miss “Toward a Feminist Postcolonial Milk Studies,” by one Greta Gaard, “an ecofeminist writer, scholar, activist, and documentary filmmaker.”

(According to an opus called Ecocomposition: Theoretical and Pedagogical Approaches, she is “one of the most influential ecofeminist scholars.” Ponder that.)

“Because milk is produced by female mammals, a feminist perspective seems to offer a logical foundation for such inquiry. From the start, feminism has been a movement for justice: at its heart is the centrality of praxis, the necessary linkage of intellectual, political, and activist work. Feminist methodology puts the lives of the oppressed at the center of the research question and undertakes studies, gathers data, and interrogates material contexts with the primary aim of improving the lives and the material conditions of the oppressed.”

Let’s try substituting just about any random food group and see if this still holds up.

“Because bread is produced by wheat from female seed plants, a feminist perspective seems to offer a logical foundation for such inquiry. From the start, feminism has been a movement for justice: at its heart is the centrality of praxis, the necessary linkage of intellectual, political, and activist work. Feminist methodology puts the lives of the oppressed at the center of the research question and undertakes studies, gathers data, and interrogates material contexts with the primary aim of improving the lives and the material conditions of the oppressed.”

Still works. Now let’s get a post-colonial feminist take on chia pets.

  • A Z

    “I was really hoping for some Post-Colonial Feminist Cereal Studies”

    Ask Senator Schumer. He’s up on that sort of stuff.

  • Habbgun

    The only milk they’ll left you have is harvey milk.
    Seriously shouldn’t some candidate allow major only coursework at state universities and break the monopoly? Monopolies are notorious for poor product.

  • fuckyouscummm

    fuckyouscummmmmm

    • Lizzie Basara

      Like a butterfly ankle tattoo – not very original honey.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I feel like I’m reading The Onion.