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A trio of concerned academics has published seven intentionally absurd papers in leading scholarly journals as part of an investigation to expose extreme bias in fields that study race, gender, sexuality, and other politically-charged topics. The trio says the papers, which used fabricated authors and credentials, highlight that these fields are being misled by politically-motivated research and biased methodologies.
“It is worth mentioning that all three of us are left-leaning liberals who think rigorous scholarship in the areas of gender, race and sexuality is important. We see the type of scholarship we have been exploring as a hindrance to obtaining genuine knowledge by which to achieve social progress,” UK academic Helen Pluckrose said.
“Although purposely biased and satirical, our papers are indistinguishable from other work in these disciplines. This is a big problem as this scholarship is taught in universities, taken up by activists, and misinforms politicians and journalists about the true nature of our cultural realities,” philosophy professor Peter Boghossian said.
“Every paper combined an effort to better understand the fields’ biases with an attempt to get terrible ideas published as legitimate academic research,” mathematics Ph.D. James Lindsay said.
Seven papers passed the highest level of critical assessment in leading peer-reviewed journals for Gender Studies and related fields. Accepted papers include an adaptation of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, developing the concept of ‘fat bodybuilding’ and a paper that claims to address rape culture by monitoring dog-humping incidents at parks in Portland, Oregon.
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