How the Patriarchy Promotes Religious Discrimination, Hate, and Violence
by Every 3rd Day Feminism
You will hear people say that “correlation does not imply causation” as if strong correlation has nothing to do with causation, but make no mistake about it, these people who invoke this phrase are ignorant about their white privilege. They will share endless memes about loving bacon without realizing the very act of sharing insensitive memes causes violence and oppression toward the the most vulnerable groups in society.
I opened up Facebook today only to discover yet another hateful meme:
Not only is this meme offensive to vegans, it’s disgusting and hurtful to Muslims and Jews. You may as well post the N-word all over your Facebook for you black friends to discover.
The Patriarchy in Canada hates women and non-Christians. It’s not that they love bacon more than other things like sex or clock making that causes them to perpetually mock those who don’t eat pork, but rather, they just want to promote Islamophobia and other forms of nativist bigotry against the most vulnerable of Canadians — and bacon is the easiest way to do that.
The Patriarchy is a subconscious force in society. So subtle in fact, that most of us don’t even realize we’re promoting hate and violence when we share bacon memes.
The damage from bacon bigotry far worse that anyone realizes. If we scale for population, 96% of all religious hate crimes in Canada are targeted toward the two religions that don’t eat bacon. This correlation is far too strong to not imply causation. To say otherwise is to say that having 96% of climate scientists agreeing on climate change does not imply they’re likely right.
You might be thinking that there are other factors, but you’d be wrong. About the only thing exclusive to Jews and Muslims is their dislike of bacon.
The more people share bacon memes, the more discrimination increases. That’s why a recent study showed that hate crimes against Muslims rose by 60% in just one year.
This information should be helpful in your quest for tolerance and understanding. If you remain skeptical of this link between the Patriarchal bacon memes and religious discrimination, then you need to check your privilege.
The people at Cosmopolitan has checked their privilege. Go, and do likewise.