Nothing sacred or natural here, in other words. We’re intellectuals. To Pine, the fact that the campus newspaper considered her actions newsworthy showed “why a feminist anthropology course is necessary at AU.” She ended up deciding that The Eagle had a strong “anti-woman slant.”
Pine added that, “if there were an easy way I could feed my child without calling attention to my biological condition as a mother, which inevitably assumes primacy over my preferred public status as anthropologist, writer, professor, and solidarity worker, I would do so.”
No biological conditions, please, we’re gender specialists existing in a realm of pure theory. What with entire academic disciplines these days devoted to such quasi-Marxian humbug — a curious combination of the perfectly obvious and the utterly absurd — the odds of a student’s encountering a Froot Loop with an attitude and a Ph.D. approach certainty.
The thing to do is to consider it a learning experience.
Gene Lyons is a columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.