In a conversation about “meat-masculinity,” feminism and vegetarianism, Fox News host Tucker Carlson had such a difficult time going up against a Pennsylvania State University professor, he asked if the interview was a joke.
Professor Anne DeLessio-Parson wrote a scholarly article for The Journal of Feminist Geography that eating meat means people take up more space. Since livestock requires so much food, water and space, vegetarianism uses less space. Taking up more space is an example of toxic masculinity, DeLessio-Parson explained.
During the conversation, Carlson told the professor that he didn’t read the piece because he didn’t get his copy of The Journal of Feminist Geography in the mail. However, when he began asking questions about the article, Carlson said, “you seem to say in your piece.”
“You seem to say in your piece?” DeLessio-Parson paused, confused. “You said you didn’t read it yet!”
Carlson explained that his staff gave him quotes from the piece.
“Why do you believe eating meat makes men more masculine,” he asked.
“Why do you — I guess I’m wondering why you’re so concerned about men becoming more or less masculine,” DeLessio-Parson pondered out loud.
Carlson burst into laughter. “I feel like this — are you really a professor?” he asked. “Because I feel like this may be performance art, sorry.”
“What’s performance art?” DeLessio-Parson asked. “No, no, no, I’m a professor. I believe that when you come together — when two individuals come together you co-produce knowledge. So, you were saying before, you didn’t finish college?”
“You co-produce knowledge,” Carlson repeated. “So, you tell me this, if I stopped eating meat, how would I be better?”
She explained it isn’t a matter of “better or worse” as that implies a judgement. She was focused more on the amount of space people take up and how it fits in with a patriarchal understanding.
“You promise you’re a real professor?” Carlson asked again.
“Yeah. What does it mean to be a real professor?” she asked.
Watch the strange conversation below:
‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies
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"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.
"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."
‘Our police are protecting Nazis’: Detroit cops criticized for ‘marching’ with Nazis at Pride event
Members of the Detroit Police Department are being criticized for accompanying a group of self-described Nazis over the weekend at the city's Pride parade.
Activists reacted in alarm on Saturday after being informed that the Nazi group had been given a permit to protest at the Pride event. According to The Detroit News, police were assigned "to keep the protesters and attendees apart as they marched through the festival."
"Our police, when they should be protecting us, are protecting Nazis," one protester could be heard complaining in a video on Twitter.
Video catches white couple getting butt kicking on freeway after calling Latino family ‘beaners’
A fight broke out on highway 118 in California after a white couple allegedly called a Latino family "beaners."
According to a Twitter user with the handle @PattyMonstercx, her parents were cut off in traffic by the white couple.
An included video shows the white couple getting out of their SUV to confront Patty's family. A fight soon breaks out, which the white couple appears to lose.
Members of the Latino family can be heard calling 911 emergency services before the video ends.
Read the tweets and watch the video below.
Here’s a video of my parents fucking up an ugly ass racist couple who were trying to cut my parents off, and referred to my parents as “beaners” on the off ramp of the 118 today pic.twitter.com/W7wgRpgbXy