Is this good trolling or is it cringe? You decide.
Jesse Watters debated a doctoral candidate from Penn State University, who contended that eating meat reinforces gender stereotypes. The woman, Anne DeLessio-Parson has published an article in the “Journal of Feminist Geography” after studying Argentina’s “meat-centric culture.”
On “Watters’ World,” Watters challenged her on the claim, and enjoyed a late-night snack during the debate.
DeLessio-Parson said Watters was slightly incorrect when he said consuming meat “creates toxic masculinity” because the phenomenon is “already there.” She said it “reinforces certain social structures, including patriarchy” through its “symbolism.”
Watters then produced some symbolism of his own, as a producer laid a plate of steak — “medium rare” — in front of him.
“Is this bad — that I’m eating meat?” he asked.
DeLessio-Parson said it would be more acceptable if he hunted or procured the meat himself, rather than “enjoying the benefit [with] the blood on someone else’s hands.”
“What if you’re just hungry, and the animals are there for us to enjoy?” he asked.
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