Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The Best Of The Worst Gender Studies Papers

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We shouldn't be sanguine about the fact that utter nonsense--and a kind of nonsense that is heavily slanted politically--has taken over huge swaths of academia. This is the moral and intellectual equivalent of evangelical Christians taking over much of the humanities and social sciences. Except, actually, evangelical Christianity is less incoherent. It's rather as if Scientology had taken over...except at least Scientology doesn't also have extremist politics built into it. IMO this is an academic crisis. I don't know what to do about it, and I'm certainly not suggesting any infringement of academic freedom... Maybe what's needed is more of this sort of calling bullshit on bullshit.

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