‘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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”