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#21 Panzermann

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 1957 PM



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 2141 PM

Uncovering The Gender Biases Inherent Within Iconic Architectural Homes

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 0233 AM

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 0538 AM

Isn't this the standard in modern academia?  I thought all professors everywhere completely agreed with insanity like this, and this was not out of the normal mainstream of modern university thought.  While indicative of someone who is completely out of touch with reality, I though almost all professors and learned scholars agreed with stuff like this, and the feminist math people.....

 

Feminist scientists say citing research by straight, white men promotes ‘a system of oppression’

 

Academics and scholars must be mindful about using research done by only straight, white men, according to two scientists who argued that it oppresses diverse voices and bolsters the status of already privileged and established white male scholars.
Geographers Carrie Mott and Daniel Cockayne argued in a recent paper that doing so also perpetuates what they call “white heteromasculinism,” which they defined as a “system of oppression” that benefits only those who are “white, male, able-bodied, economically privileged, heterosexual, and cisgendered.” (Cisgendered describes people whose gender identity matches their birth sex.)
Mott, a professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Cockayne, who teaches at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, argued that scholars or researchers disproportionately cite the work of white men, thereby unfairly adding credence to the body of knowledge they offer while ignoring the voices of other groups, like women and black male academics. Although citation seems like a mundane practice, the feminist professors argue that citing someone's work has implications on his or her ability to be hired, get promoted and obtain tenured status, among others.
[Women’s issues are different from trans women’s issues, feminist author says, sparking criticism]
“This important research has drawn direct attention to the continued underrepresentation and marginalization of women, people of color. … To cite narrowly, to only cite white men … or to only cite established scholars, does a disservice not only to researchers and writers who are othered by white heteromasculinism …," they wrote in the paper published recently in the journal Gender, Place and Culture.
Mott and Cockayne did not immediately respond to questions from The Washington Post, but Mott told Campus Reform last week that they decided to write about citation practices after observing that research done by white men are relied upon more heavily than those done by experts from other backgrounds.
Excited to share the @GPCjournal paper that @mott_carrie and I wrote, "Citation matters." Check it out here! https://t.co/zSQHM2FciN
— Daniel Cockayne (@insistondoubt) June 13, 2017
Work done by women and other minorities have often been overlooked by their peers, hindering their professional advancement and depriving disciplines of diverse perspectives, she argued.
When citations are predominantly those of the work of white, straight males, “this means that the views and knowledge that are represented do not reflect the experience of people from other backgrounds,” she told Campus Reform. “When scholars continue to cite only white men on a given topic, they ignore the broader diversity of voices and researchers that are also doing important work on that topic.”
In their 22-page paper, “Citation matters: mobilizing the politics of citation toward a practice of 'conscientious engagement,'" they explained that their work was motivated by “shared feelings of discomfort, frustration, and anger” over actions of fellow scholars and publication practices.
The authors offer what they describe as practical strategies for fellow geographers who work in a largely male-dominated discipline. According to the American Association of Geographers, men and women account for 62 percent and 38 percent of its members, respectively.
[Feminist group alleges sexually hostile environment at U of Mary Washington]
One of them: Scholars should read through their work and count all the citations before submitting their work for publication, and see how many people of diverse backgrounds — women, people of color, early-career scholars, graduate students and non-academics — are cited.
“Today, the field is more diverse, but this diversity is largely represented by earlier career scholars. Citing only tenured, established scholars means that these voices are ignored, especially when it is well-known that today's brutally competitive academic job market continues to privilege the white heteromasculinist body,” they wrote.
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Editors and reviewers also can act as watchdogs of sort by scrutinizing a scholar's body of citation, they argued.
Campus Reform writer said she asked the researchers whether the disparity in citations is simply because there are more men than women in the field of geography. In response, Cockayne said their point is that research done by “marginalized voices” is often ignored.
Rutgers and Cockayne both describe themselves as feminists and have done research related to feminism.
Rutgers also focuses her research on race and social justice, among other things. She describes herself as a “feminist political geographer,” who's interested in “how resistance movements mobilize to fight against state-sponsored violence and marginalization.” Cockayne's research and interest are on digital media, entrepreneurship, and gender and sexuality.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 1745 PM

My younger sister is the Dean in an university, of course mixed, and at the slightest whiff of this kind of stupidity the roar would be worse than Mt Pinatubo!


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 1956 PM

My younger sister is the Dean in an university, of course mixed, and at the slightest whiff of this kind of stupidity the roar would be worse than Mt Pinatubo!

 Of course she would be angry. She reached the position through brain and effort and now some whalewhoppers want similar rewards over... vagina.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 0549 AM

At Texas A&M no less!  These two "professors" opine that monuments are white male expressions of repression.  How did Academia get so F'ed up?  I know most have been living in their parents basements while they stayed in school, and never left.  They never did any useful work in the real world their entire lives.

 

http://dailycaller.c...male-supremacy/


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 0558 AM

Not even that, she's old school and exactitude, rigor and intellectual flawless honesty are the rule. Anything not up to her standards get shot down in flames just for daring to try passing an inferior product. Plain ignorance she can tolerate as it can be corrected, but arrant dishonesty of the types described are thrown out as insulting to the faculty's intelligence.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 0611 AM

Not even that, she's old school and exactitude, rigor and intellectual flawless honesty are the rule. Anything not up to her standards get shot down in flames just for daring to try passing an inferior product. Plain ignorance she can tolerate as it can be corrected, but arrant dishonesty of the types described are thrown out as insulting to the faculty's intelligence.


She single? :)
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 0633 AM

At Texas A&M no less!  These two "professors" opine that monuments are white male expressions of repression.  How did Academia get so F'ed up?  I know most have been living in their parents basements while they stayed in school, and never left.  They never did any useful work in the real world their entire lives.

 

http://dailycaller.c...male-supremacy/

Ego and power. Reference to the underlined sentence. Take the propaganda that any college degree makes you "smarter" than everyone else and invent something that even sniffs of "intellectual." Get said B.S. published, you get a classroom where the college indoctrination can be perpetuated. Eventually you get tenure forever living off the taxpayer teat without any responsibility for your actions or actual and factual contributions to society.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 0725 AM

Not even that, she's old school and exactitude, rigor and intellectual flawless honesty are the rule. Anything not up to her standards get shot down in flames just for daring to try passing an inferior product. Plain ignorance she can tolerate as it can be corrected, but arrant dishonesty of the types described are thrown out as insulting to the faculty's intelligence.


She single? :)

 
The feminists are probably braiding the rope already. How dare a woman be autonomous and actually achieving something on her own
 
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whch reminds me of this old strip from Wednesday March 18, 1998
 
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 0731 AM

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Wasn't I married to this woman once?


Without the last sentence it could have been some whacko truther, moon landing denialer or some such similarly closed minded person. She is lucky that Buzz Aldrin did not come by. ;)
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 1237 PM

At Texas A&M no less!  These two "professors" opine that monuments are white male expressions of repression.  How did Academia get so F'ed up?  I know most have been living in their parents basements while they stayed in school, and never left.  They never did any useful work in the real world their entire lives.
 
http://dailycaller.c...male-supremacy/


Colleges teach you how to think. Positions and proffessors you disagree with help you to deduct reasoned counter arguments after research and progressive thinking. I did so on multiple ocassion during my time at NU. I had one leftist proff in tears over my defense of Reagan's actions in Libya. I sparred with leftist philosophers who saw nationalism as the root of all evil. On the other hand i also challenged anti-evolution members of the conservative writing club i was a member of. Academia is partly about challenging the status quo. Without that challenge we'd still be in the dark ages. Sure some ideas are less good than others. But the bad ideas are useful in helping to shape the good ones.
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 1331 PM

TBH Academia was always wacky. Nowadays it is just more visible. You always had the wacky professors getting lost in the philosophies and often pretty off the mark. Some of the most brilliant scientists had some frightening ideas about society - they just did not have internet and "publish or perish" mentality... 


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 1400 PM

At Texas A&M no less!  These two "professors" opine that monuments are white male expressions of repression.  How did Academia get so F'ed up?  I know most have been living in their parents basements while they stayed in school, and never left.  They never did any useful work in the real world their entire lives.


Jordan Peterson addresses this in many of his talks. IT came out of the literature departments originally in France with the mapping of oppression/oppressor terms over the top of marxist objectives. Anywhere you see Identity politics, it's an outgrowth of that.

I had several friends in the 90s who were critical theory chicks, the more they got into it, the more they became unhinged politically. I remember talking with one of them way back when and not getting what she was describing to me because I kept trying to map it to literature and not to the larger political objectives it actually has. It was only later that I finally grokked that it was about political structure. The slight of hand works quite well until you rip the curtains away.



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 0021 AM

She single? :)


I didn't see this coming :D She is, occasionally, but I knew a few of her colleagues and I'd rather date a bipolar bear :lol:
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 0901 AM

 

She single? :)


I didn't see this coming :D She is, occasionally, but I knew a few of her colleagues and I'd rather date a bipolar bear :lol:

 

Grizzly, Black, or Polar?


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 1258 PM

 

 

She single? :)


I didn't see this coming :D She is, occasionally, but I knew a few of her colleagues and I'd rather date a bipolar bear :lol:

 

Grizzly, Black, or Polar?

 

Which day??


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 0438 AM

A bipolar bear is one that can inhabit over both polar circles at the same time, an observed fact. This ability is part of their White Privilege but has been strongly contested by the Black Bears Matter movement. Curiously no bipolar bears have been observed in Black Panthers habitat.
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 1252 PM

http://www.npr.org/2...abolish-algebra

 

Algebra is one of the biggest hurdles to getting a high school or college degree — particularly for students of color and first-generation undergrads.

It is also the single most failed course in community colleges across the country. So if you're not a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, math), why even study algebra?

That's the argument Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California community college system, made today in an interview with NPR's Robert Siegel.

At American community colleges, 60 percent of those enrolled are required to take at least one math course. Most — nearly 80 percent — never complete that requirement.

Oakley is among a growing number of educators who view intermediate algebra as an obstacle to students obtaining their credentials — particularly in fields that require no higher level math skills.

 

Now algebra is racist.


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