- ANALYSIS: The field of women’s, gender and feminist studies hardly looks serious
Women’s, gender and feminist studies — which are now in over 700 universities across the country — have faced many accusations of prioritizing the ideological over the academic.
In October 2018, the Hungarian government ended funding for gender studies academic programs, stating they have no business being taught in universities because the field is “an ideology not a science.”
...was revealed that three scholars successfully published four hoax papers in academic journals with an aim to reveal fields like gender and race studies are “based less upon finding truth and more upon attending to social grievances,” the authors of the hoaxes wrote.
The papers had “passed the highest level of critical assessment in leading peer-reviewed journals for Gender Studies and related fields,”...
Published papers included
- “The Conceptual Penis As A Social Construct” and
- “Human Reactions to Rape Culture and Queer Performativity at Urban Dog Parks in Portland, Ore.”
In response to the hoax, Yascha Mounk, a political scientist at Johns Hopkins University, said, “Some of the leading journals in areas like gender studies have failed to distinguish between real scholarship and intellectually vacuous as well as morally troubling bullshit.”..."
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