ACADEMICS SAY THE DARNEDEST THINGS, PART 1Gives “toxic masculinity” a whole new meaning:

A feminist professor at Virginia Tech University is warning that fossil fuels are contributing to a warped sense of “masculine identity” and “authoritarianism” among men.

Cara Daggett, who teaches classes on politics and global security at Virginia Tech, penned her criticism of petro-masculinity in an essay “Petro-masculinity: Fossil Fuels and Authoritarian Desire” for the most recent issue of Millennium: Journal of International Studies.

Writing in response to the 2016 election, Daggett coins the term “petro-masculinity” to describe what she sees as a convergence of “climate change, a threatened fossil fuel system, and an increasingly fragile Western hypermasculinity.”

American students are paying tens of thousands of dollars for this quality education. Even at Virginia Tech (emphasis added). Lucky them. Not so lucky for the United States, which needs more mining engineers but is instead getting graduates who know all about the dangers of petro-masculinity – which coincidentally created, runs and powers the whole infrastructure of life that Professor Daggett no doubt enjoys.