Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sparrows Are A Social Construct

Sparrow moms and dads cooperate to feed their chicks. The workload is too great for one sparrow, so they both do it. If one sparrow parent dies, things go much worse for the sparrowlets.

Here, dad takes a break from his toxic masculinity to feed one of his children.

This is a simple and uncontroversial fact.

At Geneseo College, wherever that is, they've created a new, segregated dorm, Umoja House. Umoja House is based on the proposition that sparrows are a social construct.

Umoja House will create an engaged intellectual community where students of diverse backgrounds can come together in a supportive environment to celebrate their identities while nurturing their leadership skills. Umoja is the first principle of Kwanzaa, meaning "unity."...

Students living in Umoja House will:

Support the needs of students of color by designing and running programs, events, and dialogue in a community-centered space.

Umoja House is also based on the proposition that satire is a social construct. Its name means unity and it's segregated.


Geneseo is yet another organization that denies that daddy sparrows contribute to the nestlings' welfare. If they acknowledged that, then the whole students-of-color-are-oppressed thing would take a distant back seat to the students-from-unmarried-parents-are-disadvantaged thing. 

I wonder if their biology classes teach that avian racism is the reason chicks who are missing one parent do poorly.

H/T: Instapundit.


Ohioan@Heart said...

The residents of Umoja House will miss the unintended satire and irony of the situation.

And when they graduate they will, in all likelihood, be living examples of the worthlessness of the so-called “education” provided by the so-called “college”.

tim eisele said...

" dad takes a break from his toxic masculinity to feed one of his children."

It is interesting that you would say that about house sparrows. It sounds like when males are initially looking for a mate, they court females through a combination of what I guess you could call "competitive nestbuilding" and general showing-off of how pretty they are.
While they do fight a bit over females, the females are at least equally likely to fight over males. Once they form a pair, the male keeps other males away from the immediate vicinity of the nest, and the female keeps away other females. They are practically the same size, so there isn't enough sexual dimorphism to make one sex able to physically dominate the other. My point being, that the males don't appear to go in for anything that one might consider "toxic masculinity".

I'm picturing equivalent human behavior being men obtaining a nice place to live, and then working to attract just one woman by superior interior decorating, along with snazzy dressing. He would then spend a lot of time at home with her and the kids.

So, if we take sparrows as being a good example for monogamous relationships and 2-parent families, the best men would be well-groomed, neat housekeepers who liked spending time with children. And they would probably not be much bigger than the woman they marry, and would have little inclination to go "out with the boys".

tim eisele said...

In other words, Endicott is the human equivalent of a house sparrow.