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Why These Professors Are Warning Against Promoting the Work of Straight, White Men
Washington Post ^ | July 16 | Kristine PhillipS

Posted on 07/17/2017 1:22:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Academics and scholars must be mindful about using research done by only straight, white men, according to two scientists who argued that it oppresses diverse voices and bolsters the status of already privileged and established white male scholars.

Geographers Carrie Mott and Daniel Cockayne argued in a recent paper that doing so also perpetuates what they call “white heteromasculinism,” which they defined as a “system of oppression” that benefits only those who are “white, male, able-bodied, economically privileged, heterosexual, and cisgendered.” (Cisgendered describes people whose gender identity matches their birth sex.)

Mott, a professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Cockayne, who teaches at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, argued that scholars or researchers disproportionately cite the work of white men, thereby unfairly adding credence to the body of knowledge they offer while ignoring the voices of other groups, like women and black male academics. Although citation seems like a mundane practice, the feminist professors argue that citing someone's work has implications on his or her ability to be hired, get promoted and obtain tenured status, among others.

“This important research has drawn direct attention to the continued underrepresentation and marginalization of women, people of color. … To cite narrowly, to only cite white men … or to only cite established scholars, does a disservice not only to researchers and writers who are othered by white heteromasculinism …," they wrote in the paper published recently in the journal Gender, Place and Culture.

Mott and Cockayne did not immediately respond to questions from The Washington Post, but Mott told Campus Reform last week that they decided to write about citation practices after observing that research done by white men are relied upon more heavily than those done by experts from other backgrounds.

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1 posted on 07/17/2017 1:22:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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They sound like racist sexist heterophobes.


2 posted on 07/17/2017 1:25:37 PM PDT by Brilliant
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Academia needs to be purged of all the kook professors. they have the mentality of homeless people, and would fit right in living under an overpass and washing their private parts in the landscaping sprinklers.

Not saying that this applies to these ones. Or not.


3 posted on 07/17/2017 1:27:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: nickcarraway
Same old, same old:


4 posted on 07/17/2017 1:28:41 PM PDT by IWontSubmit (2)
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To: BenLurkin

I really doubt most professors in the humanities and social sciences could survive 24 hours under a bridge. The scientists would fare better—though, obviously, not these people. (Frankly, I’m not sure a “geographer” qualifies as a scientist.)


5 posted on 07/17/2017 1:32:22 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: nickcarraway

YEAH! Cisgender patriarchal POWER, baby!!! I’m a cisgender patriarch, AND I VOTE!!!


6 posted on 07/17/2017 1:38:41 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: nickcarraway

Pacist Biggots one and all.


7 posted on 07/17/2017 1:50:49 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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Hey A-holes . . maybe it’s because HETEROSEXUAL WHITE MALES do virtually ANYTHING BETTER. Leaders, inventors, intellectuals, employers, workers, investors, fathers, husbands, brothers, sons.

Take your pile of crap and stick it, bastards You both ought to be fired and sent to some beloved Third World craphole where you belong.


8 posted on 07/17/2017 1:54:26 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Liberalism is a mental disorder" On FULL Display NOW! Boycott Mex/Can, nba NFL PepsiCO Kellogg's)
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So science is significant only as it supports proper race and sex status considerations. Trofim Lysenko would understand.


9 posted on 07/17/2017 1:54:36 PM PDT by arthurus
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If it is real science then what would it matter? Science is documentable and most importantly repeatable results.

If it’s “soft science” (pseudoscience like sociology and psychology) then it doesn’t matter because it’s call crap anyhow.

So no matter what the race or sex of the researcher is unimportant.


10 posted on 07/17/2017 1:55:59 PM PDT by Seruzawa (FABOL)
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All you academics in the hard sciences and engineering who allowed the absolutely evil perversion of your universities through the machinations of these Marxists because you never believed it would reach into your disciplines, congratulations.

This is coming to you, and the destruction of progress in science and technology is coming right along with it.

11 posted on 07/17/2017 1:57:37 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And what Rough Beast, its hour come round at last, slouches toward Fifth Avenue to be born?)
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This nut is a COMMUNIST!!! Look him up on Wikipedia!!!


12 posted on 07/17/2017 1:59:59 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: nickcarraway

I’m not white (my wife is) and I’m constantly amazed how much crap white people deal/put up with.


13 posted on 07/17/2017 2:01:56 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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"Cisgendered describes people whose gender identity matches their birth sex."

Oh, how sophisticated. My question to feminists: you've been saying for decades that no feeling, emotion, behavior, ability, type of work, or type of clothing is intrinsically male or female. What, then, does it mean for a biological male to say that he identifies as female? What can that possibly mean, given your own feminist presuppositions?
14 posted on 07/17/2017 2:02:10 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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When they stop using all the technology and inventions made by white men, they will have a lot more credibility than just the racist sexist hypocrisy they are spewing.


15 posted on 07/17/2017 2:12:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BenLurkin

What percentage of our population are homos of one type or another?


16 posted on 07/17/2017 2:16:20 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra (Don't touch that thing Don't let anybody touch that thing!I'm a Doctor and I won't touch that thing!)
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(((Noel Ignatiev)))

And note that jews don’t consider themselves white.


17 posted on 07/17/2017 2:18:26 PM PDT by bkopto
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There’s affirmative action for getting into colleges, getting into grad schools, and getting hired as a college professor. They simply want to extend affirmative action to academic research.


18 posted on 07/17/2017 2:22:34 PM PDT by DeweyCA
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There’s affirmative action for getting into colleges, getting into grad schools, and getting hired as a college professor. They simply want to extend affirmative action to academic research citations.


19 posted on 07/17/2017 2:23:48 PM PDT by DeweyCA
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Yup. Did they write any part of their work on Microsoft Word, or use Excel?

Hell, for that matter, did they use *electricity*?

20 posted on 07/17/2017 2:25:39 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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