‘Critical plant studies’: Emerging academic genre challenges ‘human’ privilege

Move over critical race theory, critical gender theory and critical animal studies, there’s an emerging genre now gaining more scholarly consideration: critical plant studies.

The latest “privilege” identified within the hallowed halls of higher education appears to be human privilege.

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  • Cat-astrophe

    It’s the bee’s, stupid!
    VHEMT next.

  • Martin B

    Some people, like the sort of people who come up with the idea of “human privilege”, would be better off being ground up into fertilizer for plants.

  • terrence22

    Well, I guess it is time to post this old good one, again.

    People for the Ethical Regard of Vegetables
    • How would you like to be separated from your nether regions, plunged into a boiling cauldron of oil or water and then eaten?
    • How would you like to have your genitalia cut off and used to decorate churches, houses and the bosoms of human females?
    • How would you like to have your unborn children put in a mill and ground up over the corpses of related species?
    • How would you like to have your head cut off so that people can play football on you?
    • And it’s a matter of your own health. Do you realise that leguminous vegetables such as peas and beans fix deadly nitrogen from the air, which could give you cancer?
    Act now! Send a large cheque to the Number Watch Cayman Island account to become a member of PERV. In return you will receive a free catalogue of synthesized proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and fibre (no fat, of course) with price list. Leave the flowers where they are in the field. You know it makes scents.
    http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/2002%20February.htm

  • So how are they going to deal with the “privilege” they are projecting on the plant and animal Kingdom? Practically nothing in nature is “equal” or the same — it’s very hierarchical. Social Justice doesn’t work in nature.

  • BillyHW

    Can I identify as a rhododendron?

  • Bla Bla

    That damn asteroid is overdue for it’s job of culling the retards from planet earth.

  • UCSPanther

    Like Lysenkoism, but even more unbelievable…

  • tom_billesley

    Botanists and critical plant studies. I know where this leads. Trans-species.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc2987c787b1b97629fd69e5c3449e377f4eb529583d69fb2e887fff1b212adb.jpg

  • canminuteman

    these people should just kill themselves and get it over with.

  • Ed

    Cue the Rachel Dolezal type “… I knew from an early age I was a vegetable.”