Skip to comments.Academics Expose ‘Grievance Studies’ Field by Submitting Hoax Papers to Journals
Posted on 10/03/2018 8:33:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Three academics spent more than a year submitting absurd hoax papers to the preeminent journals focusing on race, gender, sexuality and other politically fraught disciplines that fall into what the perpetrators of the scheme call grievance studies.
The self-identified left-leaning liberal academics, told the Wall Street Journal they undertook the project out of concern that certain aspects of knowledge production in the United States have been corrupted by a hesitance among academics to question research based on privilege and identity for fear of accusations of bigotry.
Since August, 2017 the academics James Lindsay, a math doctorate, Peter Boghossian, an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University, and Helen Pluckrose, a London-based scholar of English literature and history submitted 20 papers to various peer-reviewed journals under pseudonyms and seven were accepted.
In one particularly telling example, the academics submitted a paper to the feminist geography journal Gender, Place & Culture detailing therape culture supposedly prevalent within dark parks.
The paper, which submits that dog parks are petri dishes for canine rape culture, issues a call for awareness into the different ways dogs are treated on the basis of their gender and queering behaviors, and the chronic and perennial rape emergency dog parks pose to female dogs. The data for the study was constructed to look outlandish on purpose. So asking us for the data would not have been out of sorts. It would have been appropriate, and we would have been exposed immediately, Lindsay said.
Afilia, a peer-reviewed feminist journal, accepted one of their papers, Our Struggle Is My Struggle: Solidarity Feminism as an Intersectional Reply to Neoliberal and Choice Feminism, which is a rewrite of one chapter of Mein Kampf.
In defending themselves against charges of unethically deceiving their colleagues, the perpetrators argue they were conducting legitimate research on a particular culture, which they would not otherwise have been able to access.
We understood ourselves to be going in to study it as it is, to try to participate in it, Pluckrose said. The name for this is ethnography. Were looking at a particular culture.
Shocking that this isn t from the Onion or the BabylonBee. Also shocking the any Leftists will challenge their colleagues.
Dancing around what they really know: academia is populated mostly by hardcore leftist activists and they will automatically and unquestioningly publish what fits their own desired outcomes and nothing else.
You can apply the same finding to climate science.
Entirely appropriate. One bunch of Nazis publishing another.
yup, that would be a term of art for leftist profs.
i don’t know which would be worse: that the dog park rape spaces paper was real, or that the paper was fake and they published it anyway.
Leftist academia: the papers are fake but the bias is real.
This is the Sokal Hoax experiment writ large, and one of the reasons why I take nothing new out of academia at face value.
In a few years, when the press has been healed of their stupidity they'll highlight this story... for now, they'll ignore it.
Wake up Washington Post - cover this story. Redeem your future self...
LOL - you can't make this stuff up...
The MSM went to sleep long ago in this country... you can send them anything you want and they’ll call it the ‘truth’
are my heroes, exposing “grievance studies” as pseudo-science masquerading as knowledge :
Watch this 6 min video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVk9a5Jcd1k
The paper, which submits that dog parks are petri dishes for canine rape culture, issues a call for awareness into the different ways dogs are treated on the basis of their gender and queering behaviors, and the chronic and perennial rape emergency dog parks pose to female dogs.
Someone should send the 'study' to the MSNBC bimbos - I'll bet they'll fall for it too...
Odd that the New York Times and Washington Post are NOT covering this story... could it be bias and hatred of truth?
“Mr. Boghossian doesnt have tenure and expects the university will fire or otherwise punish him. Ms. Pluckrose predicts shell have a hard time getting accepted to a doctoral program. Mr. Lindsay said he expects to become ‘an academic pariah,’ barred from professorships or publications. as quoted in https://www.wsj.com/articles/fake-news-comes-to-academia-1538520950
The newspapers have written about it:
Three ‘left-leaning liberals’ - amazing. Three people worthy of respect who will most likely be ditched by their Universities... And you're right AdmSmith, I jumped to conclusions about the New York Times and Washington Post - - based on their reputations - - rather than on evidence.
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