Political correctness is even infiltrating the sciences: One student’s story


A semester is roughly 12 weeks long, and we spent the remaining 10 weeks learning about “gender as a social construct”, and how women are supposedly victims in every aspect of society.


  • Alain

    Sorry but this has been going on for decades. What were once recognised as mental disorders have been changed into not only the acceptable norm but cannot be questioned or disagreed with. Global warming/climate change is another area. When it comes to fundamental differences between the two sexes (yes, there are only two), must be denied. I doubt there is any area of science untouched by PC crap.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Anthropology stopped being a legitimate science quite some time ago.

    • You’re not wrong. I took it as an undergrad. (I know, I know. Where were all the people with good advice when it might have made a difference?) I’ve also done some post-grad “work” in Archaeology. I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I liken it to modern art.
        Who needs portrait painters when the camera supersedes them?
        So, they have to follow a fashion as a form of justification of their existence.

      • Kathy Prendergast

        Such as? I know there’s a lot of looniness in archaeology now too, so just curious.

        • Well, there was the grad level professor who kicked of her first class by explaining that, as far was she was concerned, the raison d’etre of archaeology in Australia should be to agitate for Aboriginal political causes. She then said that we all needed to “get to know” each other by introducing ourselves and telling the whole class the answers to some kindergarten questions – what’s your favorite smell, what was your first pet’s name etc. – oh, and by the way, who is your favorite Australian politician?

          I declined to answer that last question, and of course I dropped the class.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I agree.
      Anthro is not a hard science.

    • Clausewitz

      The problem with Anthropologists is that they always have, and always will look at their studied subjects through their own prisms. With the radical left leaning of most professors today, in the end this soft science reflects Marxist theorem. Anthropology is to science as to what Ice Dancing is to sports.

    • Brian Jones

      For a year or two in the 90s I was an anthropology major before coming to my senses and switching to something a little more practical like technical theatre and music.

      As I recall, the physical anthropologists were trying to be scientific, and the cultural anthropologists made your average UFO cultist seem rational.

      Needless to say, even if you wanted to be a physical anthropologist or an archaeologist, the program was structured so that you had to do mostly cultural anthro classes. ie: If you won’t drink the Kool-Aid, Department Head Jim Jones has nurses standing by to force it down your throat anyway.

      Even so, they weren’t as far off in la-la land as the sociologists.

  • Waffle

    “Paraphrasing the bravely outspoken physicist, Dr. William Happer, of Princeton University:

    “There is no room for consensus in science. Scientific hypotheses must be proven irrefutably by demonstrated fact, not by popular vote.”

    Yet this is precisely how your diagnosis and treatment plan is determined in today’s hospitals. Beware. Be very aware.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I tell everyone: “You must take responsibility for managing your health file because your doctors – whoever they are – have no obligation to do so in a fee-for-service, single payer socialized system.”

  • Martin B

    The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association made it official way back in November of 2010 – Anthropology is Social Justice, not science:


    • Brian Jones

      Not sure whether to be horrified it’s sunk that far or relieved they’ve finally decided to be honest.

  • Frances

    You went to the wrong floor of the Geology (?Geosciences) building. Drop down a couple of floors, and you get REAL science with men and women as equals. At least that was how it was, back in the day.

    • Clausewitz

      Depends on the type of Geology you deal with these days. Earth Studies (ie bullshit anti industrialization bullshit) is not real geology. Chemical, Petro, and structural geologies still follow scientific principles and can be replicated without the use of convoluted social mechanisms. Back in my Mac days the geology department actually had 60% of their students female, this in the University at the time when it was 60% male and 40% female.