SJWs stream into science: Don’t cite white male geographers

From Carie Mott and Daniel Cockayne, “Citation matters: mobilizing the politics of citation toward a practice of ‘conscientious engagement’” at Journal Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography:

Abstract: An increasing amount of scholarship in critical, feminist, and anti-racist geographies has recently focused self-reflexively on the topics of exclusion and discrimination within the discipline itself. In this article we contribute to this literature by considering citation as a problematic technology that contributes to the reproduction of the white heteromasculinity of geographical thought and scholarship, despite advances toward more inclusivity in the discipline in recent decades. Yet we also suggest, against citation counting and other related neoliberal technologies that imprecisely approximate measures of impact, influence, and academic excellence, citation thought conscientiously can also be a feminist and anti-racist technology of resistance that demonstrates engagement with those authors and voices we want to carry forward. We argue for a conscientious engagement with the politics of citation as a geographical practice that is mindful of how citational practices can be a tool for either the reification of, or resistance to, unethical hierarchies of knowledge production. We offer practical and conceptual reasons for carefully thinking through the role of citation as a performative embodiment of the reproduction of geographical thought. More.

Generally speaking, these types of people get the control of information they seek because so many institutions of learning are now run by bureaucrats. Bureaucrats have nothing at stake in an intellectual matter. They can spin tax-funded failure as easily as tax-funded success. And now the mess that has turned so many humanities disciplines into pricey neurotic meltdowns for unstable young adults is invading science.

Even while this quite serious war on reason, evidence, and good scholarly practice is ramping up, the Tone Deaf are carrying on about how to fix people who doubt Darwin on the evidence. See, for example,

More Tales of the Tone Deaf: How to weed creationism out of schools

Tales of the tone deaf: Doubt of science authorities as social deviance

and

More tone-deafness: How to force Darwinism down people’s throats

Like we said, the guns are pointing the wrong way. And the problem is getting worse.

See also: Objectivity is sexist.

Social justice warriors hit engineering. This is what happens when scientists come to believe that consciousness is an illusion and objectivity is sexist.

What becomes of science when the evidence does not matter?

The war on freedom is rotting our intellectual life: Intersectionality

Journal Nature: Stuck with a battle it dare not fight, even for the soul of science

From Nature: US “Academic freedom” bills are “anti-science”

At Aqaba, the guns were facing out to sea but guess what?

Hat tip: Washington Times “ Two feminist geographers are encouraging their colleagues to be more mindful about citing the research of white males because doing so contributes to “the reproduction of white heteromasculinity of geographical thought and scholarship.” (Bradford Richardson)

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  • Alain

    More cultural marxism straight from the Frankfurt School.

  • Ed

    Perfect. SJW’s can have their own Google Maps. We’ll never see them again.

    • Tom Forsythe

      I like your “glass is half-full” attitude.

      • I’ve always opted for a third option: who has been drinking from my glass?

    • Bla Bla

      SJWs showing their stalinist poker hand. Stalin had a biological ‘scientist’ named Trofim Lysenko who had some pretty whacked out theories that were challenged by real scientists. Because he was buddy buddy with stalin, he was able to have all of those scientists imprisoned, or killed outright. Stalin and Lysenko set back biological sciences in the soviet union a couple of decades at least, and that will be repeated here in the western world too.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Feminist thermodynamics

    • Tom Forsythe

      Shrieking always increases.

    • Watchman

      Feminist thermodynamics: 2nd Law of Thermodynamics (Entropy always increases) rescinded because the Feminists require that the universe remains clean, neat and tidy because men are not doing enough.

    • Will Quest

      Is that period-head ~!?!

  • JoKeR

    Even on male geology?
    http://i.imgur.com/dbmTjuq.jpg

    • Alain

      LOL

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    You know, if somebody started physically harming reporters, academics, media personalities, artists, and writers, this nonsense would soon stop.
    I’m just spitballing here, but who wishes that the S.A. “Sturmtruppen” would show up here for several months at a crack?

    • canminuteman

      I think the solution is to let them destroy the institutions, and let them have them. Go Galt. Stop fighting them and let them have the world they are creating. If you know it’s coming and don’t try to stop it, it will be a lot easier to deal with the consequences on a personal level.

      The problems happen when you try to live the old way under the new rules, but you don’t have to if you are not trying to preserve a civilization that is not going to survive.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I utterly disagree.
        They might debase these institutions, but as long as they are not made fearful, they will still control the institutions and that is always harmful to society.
        That’s means you still have to go through them for education, information, entertainment, and all sorts of things where they will retain veto power in the free market of ideas.
        No, these bastard have to be destroyed, and they must be actively supplanted.

        • Alain

          Exactly and furthermore like it or not we are the ones paying/funding those institutions with our tax dollars. Also why allow them to destroy what good people have built? No, there are plenty of shithole countries they can move to, and they are the ones who need to leave, not the rest of us.

        • canminuteman

          The solution to that is to make them immaterial. I think that will happen anyway. If you want to learn something important there are now other ways to do it,and the crazier and more expensive they get fewer people will go and no one will hire grads any more.

          If sane people controlled the institutions, there might still be a chance, they could then be reformed by good leadership, but the staff are the ones making the students what they are.

  • WalterBannon

    Between the Marxists and the Muslim invaders, civilization is about to enter its second dark ages

    • Observer

      We already did, when they started to pass special laws for people with psychiatric problems who like to call themselves “transgendered”.

      • Tom Forsythe

        And don’t say “tranny;” abbreviations are hate.

        • John Boy

          I prefer the abbreviation: freak.

    • Clausewitz

      About to?

    • Tooth&Claw

      Sure appears so. The Crazy spreads like a fungus.

  • Bla Bla

    We are now deep in the midst of the neo-marxist society. It will end as well as it has in venezuela. I do believe that in a few short years, we well see the poverty, hunger, and death here that they see in all the other shitholes of the planet that attempt to use socialism as a means to achieve utopia. And if wynne does get relected along with the blundering taliban trudeau, that timescale will be accelerated.

  • tom_billesley

    I’m flumoxed when they use English words in a meaningless drivel stream.

    • WalterBannon

      yes that abstract was nothing but nonsense

    • Clausewitz

      Sounds Like Isaac Asimov’s the Foundation Trilogy. After the Emperor had been with them for five days they they input his speech pattern’s into the computer, only to find out that all during that time he had been effectively mute.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Sorry, Isaac. We already have enough white, male, physicists. Meet your replacement, Mtube-click-tok. She may not have your insight into the laws of motion, but does she know about being a victim!

  • Oh, you mean like the very people who explored the western half of North America? Those guys?

  • Shebel

    I don’t think about what I am, Whom I am , How I think or how I fuck.

    All I know is that I am NOT like you Sick, Crybaby, Victimized ,Sexually Perverted- Mutherfuckers.

  • bargogx1

    These people are insane. The one about the squirrels is beyond batshit crazy – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0966369X.2017.1314949?src=recsys

  • shasta

    A couple of observations on the story.
    1. Abstract – typical completely meaningless sjw claptrap.
    2. Geography – is not a Science – by definition.
    3, Creationism – is not a Science – by definition.
    4. Darwinism (speciation by natural selection) – is Science, and whatever its errors or omissions, it has proved to be a useful tool in explaining many aspects of the evolution of life.
    5. Evolution of life – an observable fact.

    • Clausewitz

      Geography is a catch all term for a collection of studies, (ie. climatology, demographics, historical political movement, geology, cartography, economics, and hydrology, amongst others). Much the same way leftist academics have bastardized the term Social Studies, they have also obscured some of the scientific aspects of geography with their Marxist feelings clap trap.

      • shasta

        google defn. – the study of the physical features of the earth and its
        atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by
        these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land
        use, and industries.

        I took geography to grade 13, and not once was any science involved. It was my throw away course through high school that I used to raise my overall average. I’m sure it is more in depth at the university level, but I doubt if you could find many scientists who would call it science.

        • Clausewitz

          Thank you Sheldon.

          • shasta

            Your not the first to accuse me of that though I don’t think I could reach those lofty heights. I would like to think that I am more like Leonard – just struggling to get by.