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  • Hoax: The stupidity of academic journals says a lot about what's taught at colleges today.

    03/06/2019 10:00:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/06/2019 | John Stossel
    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...
  • Gender Studies’ Value Is Under Question—And for Good Reason

    01/30/2019 7:17:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 30, 2019 | Carrie Lukas
    "Class discussions trend towards group-therapy sessions,” wrote Toni Airaksinen in 2016 for Quillette. At the time, she was studying at Barnard College and described moving from an initial infatuation with gender studies to seeing it as an “absurd intellectual alcove where objective truth is subordinate to academic theories used as political propaganda.” This lack of grounding in objective truth and the dismissal of facts and knowledge as patriarchal constructs is at the root of criticisms of gender studies. Gender studies advocates were understandably shocked by the recent decision of the Hungarian government to withdraw accreditation from gender studies programs, and...
  • The Origins of Political Correctness

    12/17/2018 5:03:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | 5 February, 2000 | Bill Lind
    An Accuracy in Academia Address by Bill Lind. Variations of this speech have been delivered to various AIA conferences including the 2000 Conservative University at American University If you enjoy this speech, keep up with political correctness and how it continues to emerge on college campuses by following our Faculty Lounge blog. Where does all this stuff that you’ve heard about this morning – the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the invented statistics, the rewritten history, the lies, the demands, all the rest of it – where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans...
  • Archaeologist debunks the myth of "the nearly naked Bushmen"

    12/16/2018 12:33:34 PM PST · by ETL · 21 replies
    Phys.org ^ | December 14, 2018 | Řystein Rygg Haanćs, University of Oslo
    It is said that "clothes maketh the man." It is therefore a paradox that researchers have not shown more interest in the dress of the San hunter-gatherers, historically among the most studied groups of people in the world. Vibeke Maria Viestad, a senior lecturer at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo, believes this is so because of a prevailing myth about "the nearly naked bushman.""The San people dressed differently from us, often with a bare upper body, and were therefore perceived as naked when first met by Europeans. This view was commonplace in travel...
  • Hungary Bans Gender Studies Since It’s ‘an Ideology, Not a Science’

    10/17/2018 6:57:56 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 17 Oct, 2018 | Mary Chastain
    Hungary has banned gender studies from universities due to low enrollment, which causes waste of tax payer money, and because there are no more than two sexes. From Fox News: Left-wing critics say it’s academically problematic, politically unheard of in a democratic society, and argue gender studies degrees do lead to jobs. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has been called the Donald Trump of Europe, signed the decree, which went into effect Saturday, removing gender studies from a list of approved master’s programs, though students already enrolled will be grandfathered in. “The Hungarian government is of the clear view that...
  • Hungary ends funding for gender studies programs, calling them 'an ideology'

    10/17/2018 10:08:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | OWEN DAUGHERTY
    Hungary has ended funding for gender studies degrees at its universities, citing low enrollment and saying the field of study is an “ideology, not a science.” Prime Minister Viktor Orban signed a decree that went into effect Saturday, effectively eliminating the degree program, according to Reuters. The decree removes gender studies from the list of approved master’s programs. Students already enrolled are allowed to remain in the program. “The Hungarian government is of the clear view that people are born either men or women,” Orban’s chief of staff Gergely Gulyas said in August. “They lead their lives the way they...
  • Women’s Studies emphasizes 'activism over academics': My experience at Georgetown University

    05/25/2018 9:34:03 PM PDT · by caww · 60 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/26/2018 | by Amelia Irvine
    When I initially decided to take a Women’s and Gender Studies class, I knew that the course readings would be liberal-leaning and overtly feminist. I did not know how open the professors and administrators would be about this 'leftward bias', however. Right from the very beginning, Women’s and Gender Studies was presented not just as an academic discipline, but as preparation for activism. Our assigned readings for a class discussion on abortion were both written by pro-choice authors, and the professor made no attempt in class to provide an alternative perspective. When I attended a portion of the program’s 30th...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: Trade School Edition

    03/22/2018 7:33:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-22-18 | MOTUS
    Blowback from the Education Bubble: University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, has proposed dropping 13 majors in the humanities and social sciences — including English, philosophy, history, sociology and political science — while adding programs with “clear career pathways” such as chemical engineering, graphic design, and fire science as a way to address declining enrollment and a multimillion-dollar deficit.I’m all in favor of eliminating curriculums such as “social studies” – or any degree that includes the word “studies” for that matter: women’s studies, gender studies, black studies, race studies, ethnicity studies etc. Gender Studies MajorsIf that’s your area of interest save...
  • Meet Alison Downie, the Leftist Professor Destroying a Kid

    03/09/2018 5:35:44 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 43 replies
    https://theralphretort.com ^ | · Updated March 9, 2018 | by Ethan Ralph ·
    Another day, another travesty going on at one of our nation’s institutions of higher learning. This one is particularly galling, however. Lake Ingle, a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been barred from class and could be prevented from graduating all because he told a nutty leftist professor Alison Downie that, according to biologists, there are only two genders. Oh, and he disputed the wage gap myth with, get this, facts and figures!
  • List of 58 genders recognized on Facebook

    05/24/2017 8:02:47 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 42 replies
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  • THE TRIUMPH OF FAKE HISTORY

    04/21/2017 6:42:54 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 21, 2017 | Deborah Lambert
    Here's a fun fact: Not surprisingly, after being trashed and trampled by the Left for several generations, there has been a downward spiral in the study of history on American campuses from 18 percent in 1971 to 9 percent today, according to historian Daniel Pipes. And, according to the American Historical Association, the reason appears to coincide with the percentage of historians who specialize in women and gender, which has risen from 1% to nearly 10%.during the past 40 years. Not surprisingly, the study of gender is the most important subfield in the academy, followed by cultural history and environmental...
  • 7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand

    03/13/2016 8:54:51 AM PDT · by walford · 62 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/10/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Millennials.They may not yet be the present, but they’re certainly the future. These young, uninitiated minds will someday soon become our politicians, doctors, scientists, chefs, television producers, fashion designers, manufacturers, and, one would hope, the new proponents of liberty. But are they ready for it?Time after time, particularly on college campuses, millennials have proven to be little more than entitled, spoiled, anti-intellectual brats who place far too much emphasis on feelings and nowhere near enough emphasis on critical thinking. To the millennial, words are cause for the creation of safe spaces, alternative ideas must be stifled, and anything they perceive...
  • Ex-USC professor and FBI fugitive gets 5 years in prison for child sex

    12/15/2014 8:34:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    LATIMES ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Richard Winton, Kate Mather
    A former USC professor once on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for flying to the Philippines and sexually assaulting underage boys he had met online. In addition to the sentence, Walter Lee Williams, 66, of Palm Springs, will be required upon release to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will be on 10 years of supervision Williams, previously known as a well-respected academic, had pleaded guilty and admitted engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign places. As part of a plea...
  • I am utterly undone: My struggle with black rage and fear after Ferguson

    11/26/2014 2:24:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 162 replies
    Salon ^ | November 25, 2014 | Brittney Cooper teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers
    Peaceful protests have been happening for over 100 days. But white folks only really pay attention if they fear they have something to lose. Smoke flares in their nostrils, because then they are confronted with the possibility of charred, burning, white flesh. No more water. The fire next time. If I have to begin by convincing you that Black Lives Matter, we have all already lost, haven’t we? So let’s not begin there. Let’s begin at the end. At the end there is only Michael Brown Jr.’s dead body, no justice, and weeping and gnashing of teeth. For his parents,...
  • How the growing generation gap is changing the face of fandom

    09/07/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | August 25, 2014 | Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
    Earlier this month, two fan conventions came to London: Nine Worlds and the World Science Fiction Convention, commonly know as Worldcon. Worldcon is in its 72nd year, a huge old dinosaur (or perhaps an aging dragon) of science-fiction fandom. This year more than 10,000 people paid for memberships, which included entrance to the annual Hugo Awards. The official guests of honor were revered science-fiction and fantasy authors, editors, and illustrators, all of whom were in their 60s and 70s. Nine Worlds was smaller, younger, and catered to a more varied crowd including comics, TV, and fanfic followers. But since both...
  • Gay Teacher Uses Creative Legal Tactic Against The School That Fired Him

    07/13/2014 6:51:56 AM PDT · by Salman · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 9, 2014 | Erin Fuchs
    ... Music teacher Flint Dollar has filed a lawsuit claiming Macon, Georgia, Catholic school Mount de Sales Academy discriminated against him based on gender, NPR reports. Dollar can't sue the school for bias against him based on sexual orientation because federal law does not bar such discrimination — and neither does the state of Georgia. Dollar's lawyer, Charles Cox, argues Dollar can use Title VII of the Civil Rights Act — which forbids discrimination based on gender — to sue the school because he was essentially penalized for not conforming to gender stereotypes. ...
  • Leftists Denounce “American Taliban” University for Replacing Gender Studies with Constitution

    05/25/2014 6:01:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/24/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The University of South Carolina is dumping its Gender Studies center which became notorious for holding an event titled “How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less” and is going to teach the US Constitution instead.The horror. The humanity. The heterocisgenderpatriarchal privilege. The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS) at the University of South Carolina Upstate (USCU) will close on July 1 and the funding, previously allocated for CWGS, will be used to teach the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Federalist Papers.The South Carolina House of Representatives wanted further cuts at both USCU and the College...
  • Professor Blames Mass Shootings on ‘White Male Privilege’

    12/19/2012 5:43:00 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/19/12
    <p>Some opinions only get attention because they come from people with advanced degrees who make their living on the taxpayer dime. That’s certainly the case for Hugo Schwyzer, a history and gender studies professor at Pasadena City College.</p> <p>He has a history of blaming white men for most of the mass killings that take place in the United States. Friday’s tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut gave him a great opportunity to spout his nonsense once again.</p>
  • Kansas Beats Kentucky: $139,000 vs. $127,000 for a Degree in Gender Studies

    04/05/2012 10:08:33 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/2/2012 | Thomas Cloud
    (CNSNews.com) - You can spend four years earning a degree in “Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies” at the University of Kansas or a degree in "Gender and Women's Studies" at the University of Kentucky. But the degree will cost you more at Kansas if you are an out-of-state student than it will at Kentucky. At Kansas, according to the College Board, tuition plus room and board is currently $21,446 per year for an in-state student and $34,832 for an out-of-state student. At Kentucky, it's $22,142 for an in-state student and $31,754 for an out-of-state student. That works out to a...
  • Gender Studies’ Mission Creep

    12/22/2010 1:00:45 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 22, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Gender Studies may never have had a clear focus but it is still susceptible to mission creep. “And gender studies isn’t focused on analyzing gays and lesbians as a specific subgroup,” Paul Ketzle writes in the Winter issue of Continuum magazine. “Instead, it investigates how a central concept like sexual identity is conceptualized through cultural artifacts (such as novels, poems, art, and film), and also how myriad aspects of our society—from architecture to economic theory—are (sometimes surprisingly) gendered.” Ketzle is an instructor in the University of Utah Honors College. Continuum is the magazine of The University of Utah. “No one...