In my last post, I mentioned the term "Tumblr Blog University" which I didn't explain. (Although it's somewhat self-evident.) Anyways, I though I might describe the term in more depth.
This has been a thought that's brewing in my mind for a while. Basically, all of these Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies and other fake degrees that people rightfully make fun of, can exert enormous influence both in public policy and university policy. No chemistry department is going to put pressure on the entire university to change some major admissions policy. But the Gender Studies department would (and does) eagerly put pressure on them for all sorts of changes that everyone else has to get behind or they will be accused of hating women (or blacks or gays or Hispanics or whomever).
In this way, these departments have a cancerous effect, where they basically take over a university's admissions and other policies. De facto if not outright affirmative action is put in place, due process is eliminated for men and only men, speech codes are enforced and on and on and on.
But what's worth remembering is not a single one of these institutions became prestituous or noteworthy because of their Medieval Chicano Women's Military History Studies program. Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT and the rest of them became famous and prestigious because of their hard science, philosophy, business and technology departments.
In other words, these new postermodernist departments parasitically leach off of the reputation of a university that was built upon the works of other departments. Then once entrenched, they act as a cancer with which to take over the university and dominate it.
The garbage you read from various professors of Gender Studies (like why we should all hate men) is what you'll find on your typical demented leftist's Tumblr blog. Honestly, just check out New Real Peer Review's Twitter feed for proof. One example (amongst many):
Saying someone is a Harvard professor or graduate is a tremendous boost to ones reputation. This needs to end. The degree is more important. And those who have these bogus degrees should be referred to as what they are: Reputational leaches in Tumblr Blog Departments.
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