If you are an American college professor, the way you get a raise or tenure is by getting papers published in “academic journals.”
The stupidity of these journals says a lot about what’s taught at colleges today.
Recently, three people sent in intentionally ridiculous “research” to prominent journals of women studies, gender studies, race studies, sexuality studies, obesity studies and queer studies.
The scholarship in these disciplines is utterly corrupted,” says Dr. Peter Boghossian of Portland State University. “They have placed an agenda before the truth.”
To show that, hoaxer and mathematician James Lindsay says, “We rewrote a section of ‘Mein Kampf’ as intersectional feminism” and got it published in Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work.
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How can a college criticize the hoaxers but revere ridiculous journals that publish nonsense? A physicist once submitted a nonsense paper claiming gravity is just a “social construct.” The journal Social Text published it. That embarrassed the journal, but 20 years later, it is still going strong.
At universities, “scholarship” has gotten even crazier.
The real “hoax” is on students who pay thousands of dollars for useless degrees in fields that end in “studies.
Opt out...Attend a trade school......learn how to do something CONSTRUCTIVE and that will advance mankind.an make a nice living at the same time......I'm just sayin '!