Pimp the Science for Your Favorite Cause- Now THAT’S Feminism!

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The Wall Street Journal quoted this article today:

Ice is not just ice. The dominant way Western societies understand it through the science of glaciology is not a neutral representation of nature. The feminist glaciology framework draws attention to those who dominate and frame the production of glaciological knowledge, the gendered discourses of science and knowledge, and the ways in which colonial, military, and geopolitical domination co-constitute glaciological knowledge. Even in a globalized age where the place of women and indigenous people has improved markedly in some parts of the world, masculinist discourses continue to dominate, in subtle and determinative ways. Feminist glaciology advocates for a shift of preoccupations in research, policy, and public perceptions from the physical and seemingly natural, to a broader consideration of ‘cryoscapes’, the human, and the insights and potentials of alternative ice narratives and folk glaciologies.

Yup, and it’s all funded by tax dollars!

From “Glaciers, gender, and science: A feminist glaciology framework for global environmental change research,” a paper by researchers at the University of Oregon, underwritten by the U.S. National Science Foundation, in the journal Progress in Human Geography, Jan. 10:

  • Trash Science from the great folks who are also Trashing Sociology, Trashing Politics, Trashing Morals, Trashing Ethics and Trashing Religion.

    • Clausewitz

      Anybody who says, “The science is settled”, has zero understanding of the scientific method.

      • Minicapt

        “The science is saddled”?


  • OMG.

    • Yah, so, I know a little about how papers like this are put together. Here is the author list from the abstract page:
      Mark Carey⇑
      M Jackson
      Alessandro Antonello
      Jaclyn Rushing
      Mark Carey is the “Head Researcher” which means that he probably didn’t do any of the writing. Assuming (although this is not necessarily a safe assumption) that he is not trans gendered, one would imagine that either or both of “M. Jackson” or Jaclyn Rushing are the political commissars responsible for this claptrap. The fact that they got Mr Carey to put his name on the publication of this travesty of fact and logic points to some sort of blackmail, hanky-panky or pillow-talk related negotiation. I’d be willing to bet the exploration of a rather “warmer than ice” crevasse had something to do with it somewhere along the way…

      • Justin St.Denis

        Hilarious, and I suspect in all likelihood quite accurate.

  • tom_billesley

    What about feminist astronomy, or does astrology already fit the bill?

    • Or male dominated gynecology?!?!

      • tom_billesley

        That’s diarchic. You must include transecology

      • Justin St.Denis

        Pussy Science has always been a mens’ realm.

        • Clausewitz

          “I May not be a gynecologist, but I’m willing to take a look at it for you”.

  • vimy

    Most of the women I know aren’t that fridged , Cold hearted maybe

  • Dana Garcia

    How about feminist gravity? That would be interesting. Perhaps we all just float away, off into space, if gravity were considered in a non-dominant framework. . .

    • tom_billesley

      Kate Upton in zero gravity

  • The Butterfly

    Are these the same “scientists” that insist you believe in their global warming?

    • Clausewitz

      Why yes, yes they are.

  • bargogx1

    If someone had deliberately set out to write a parody they couldn’t have done a better job.

  • Allan

    What a load of clap-trap!! Holy crap!!! Double speak bull-sh*t