Toward a Feminist Postcolonial Milk Studies (Actual Title)
The author of this “academic” article is one Greta Gaard, described as:
Greta Claire Gaard (born 1960, Hollywood, California) is an ecofeminist writer, scholar, activist, and documentary filmmaker. Gaard’s academic work in the realms of ecocriticism and ecocomposition is widely cited by scholars in the disciplines of composition and literary criticism. Her theoretical work extending ecofeminist thought into queer theory, vegetarianism, and animal liberation has been influential within women’s studies. A cofounder of the Minnesota Green Party, Gaard documented the transition of the U.S. Green movement into the Green Party of the United States in her book, Ecological Politics. She is currently a professor of English at University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a community faculty member in Women’s Studies at Metropolitan State University, Twin Cities.
Roger Kimball discusses Miss Gaard’s article and its sponsoring organ, American Studies Association. In brief, he sees the ASA, its demand for the boycott and banning of Israeli scholars, its profoundly anti-American animus and even its giving daylight to this bit of dribble as proof that the days of taxpayer-subsidized higher education are numbered.
God, I hope he’s right. In the meantime, if you’re wondering why that brilliant scholar of yours has a graduate degree and no job prospects, wonder no longer.