Women, Men and the prevention of terror…

Harshad Keval

Visitors to the county of Cornwall may be under a potential risk of Pasty-isation. A report published recently warns that male visitors to the popular holiday destination may fall under the influence of radical Cornish Pasty enthusiasts. As Cornish inhabitants of the county celebrated a national acknowledgment of their newly ratified ‘minority’ status, there is a parallel underside to the celebratory mood. Reports indicate an extensive influence on normal, everyday young men, who apparently undergo a series of psychological, physical, and emotional transformations, making them unable to respond to logical and rational debate. Reports warn that one way of preventing the pasty-isation of male visitors to Cornwall, is through appealing to a specialist sub group – ‘women’. This highly specific, sub category have been defined in the report as holding the key to any further damage that may result to communities of ‘male visitors to Cornwall who eat Pasties’. These appeals to ‘women’ have been made in the national press, local pasty shops, and community organisations where communities of ‘men’ can be persuaded by the all-encompassing gendered power of ‘women’. The report also states that the primitive and basic form of civilisation and culture which these easily influenced, male, pasty eaters, visiting Cornwall come from, require the most basic and simplistic form of gender division to be enacted in order for some form of normality to resume. It has been argued that the specialist skills that ‘women’ have may be the way forward in convincing ‘men’ that Cornish Pasty led social unrest is not the way forward, a direct contrast to previous reports of ‘women’ in the pasty-influenced communities being unable to activate forms of empowerment due to oppressive, pasty-led ideologies. The debate continues.
A related news story…http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10784489/Syria-crisis-Many-British-families-are-oblivious-to-would-be-jihadists.-Thats-why-women-must-talk-to-loved-ones-early-on.html

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