In my latest post for American Thinker, I expand on the ideas I mentioned in this article, namely that "these new postermodernist departments parasitically leach off of the reputation of a university that was built upon the works of other departments." And what better launching pad to talk about this than the recent spate of hoax papers for the so-called "Grievance Departments." As I note,
As one might expect, the subjects and methodologies of these hoax papers were utterly ridiculous. One that was accepted by the journal Gender, Place and Culture was titled "Human Reactions to Rape Culture and Queer Performativity in Urban Dog Parks in Portland, Oregon." Another claimed that men who masturbate while thinking of a woman are committing sexual violence against her. Another was a rewritten chapter of Mein Kampf from a feminist perspective.
But why do such Grievance Departments have any credibility at all? Because, they're "reputational leaches,"
...Not a single university or research institution has ever built up its prestige or reputation based on any of these grievance studies departments. Instead, these universities built their prestige on their science, engineering, computer programming, business, and economics departments, or, to a lesser extent, their philosophy, education, classics, history, and architecture departments.
And unfortunately, such departments is where this mess of hyper-identity politics and intersectionalism came from. And the reaction to that nonsense from the Right is how we got Donald Trump. Regardless, we desperately need to delegitamize these Grievance Departments.
Check the article out here.
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