The fact that sporks exist means that the concept of forks and spoons must be discarded as a holdover of a Eurocentric, white supremacist, cis-heteronormative, transphobic, hegemonic past that considered everything in terms of binaries. Just as the reality of intersexuals and the existence of over 75 genders erase the indefinable illusions of the binary of man and woman, the concept of sporks nullifies the illusions of the binary of forks and spoons.
While Cornell Dining takes pride in providing a rich dining experience and not just a meal, they still provide forks and spoons–as if binaries exist. So to avoid any microaggressions, we all should carry our own spork, and use it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even for outdoor eating–which used to be called picnics until we realized that the word picnic “has been associated with lynchings of Black people in the United States, during which white spectators were said to have watched while eating.”
We foresee the manufacture of Big Red sporks, light blue, light pink and white striped sporks, rainbow sporks, and more sporks, where each one represents every past, present, and future marginalized community.