Skip to comments.Why These Professors Are Warning Against Promoting the Work of Straight, White Men
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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They sound like racist sexist heterophobes.
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.
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.)
YEAH! Cisgender patriarchal POWER, baby!!! I’m a cisgender patriarch, AND I VOTE!!!
Pacist Biggots one and all.
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.
So science is significant only as it supports proper race and sex status considerations. Trofim Lysenko would understand.
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.
This is coming to you, and the destruction of progress in science and technology is coming right along with it.
This nut is a COMMUNIST!!! Look him up on Wikipedia!!!
I’m not white (my wife is) and I’m constantly amazed how much crap white people deal/put up with.
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.
What percentage of our population are homos of one type or another?
And note that jews don’t consider themselves white.
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.
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.
Hell, for that matter, did they use *electricity*?
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