INSANITY: People Are Warned Against Promoting Work Of Straight White Males

INSANITY: People Are Warned Against Promoting Work Of Straight White Males

As some of you may know, I’m currently an undergrad at university studying in the STEM field. As a result I do a lot of lab reports and essay. When I’m reading papers, I’m not particularly paying attention to the authors until it’s time for me to put it down as a reference. Sometimes I’ll research them to see if they any other papers of interest, but that’s it. However, two Geographers want you to take notice, and choose papers written by minorities and women instead. Because valid reasons.

Their names are Carrie Mott and Daniel Cockayne, both Professors. Together they wrote  ‘Citation matters: mobilizing the politics of citation toward a practice of ‘conscientious engagement’. In the paper, they argue that using straight white males for citations perpetuates ‘white heteromasculinism’, a term I’ve never heard before and don’t want to again. According to them its a

‘system of oppression that benefits only those who are “white, male, able-bodied, economically privileged, heterosexual, and cisgendered’.

Mott and Cockayne suggest that before you submit a paper, to count how many minorities and women you have cited, and then flog yourself if there is not enough of them. This is getting a bit silly now. I’m being told I can’t use a relevant paper as citation because I have already used up my quota of white males for that paper? And who wants to waste their time looking up each person’s race and gender?

Mott and Cockayne both describe themselves as feminists and have done research related to feminism. According to the Washington Post

‘Mott 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.’

I was going to link both their Twitter accounts, however their account seem to be on protected. Seems like some people may have taken the piss out of them when they saw their ridiculous paper. On top of that their paper was published in the prestigious journal of Gender, Places and CultureThis particular journal has a h-index of 50, so we can all have a good laugh about that.

Keep your chins up Mott and Cockayne, I personally can’t wait for what you’ll publish next.

Nora Ralph

Student, worker, and Co-Founder of the #Killstream. You can also catch me on TheRalphretort Rundown.

  • RevDr. Robert Foster, AbC, EfG

    Ever notice how it’s the feminists who are the racist and sexist ones?

    • They patronize women and minorities with stupid stuff like this.

    • Silence Dogood

      They’re supremacists and bigoted ideologues as a net result. It’s not surprising in the slightest.

  • Reverend Father Uncle Ruckus

    I was curious about the amount of stupidity contained within the article, so I downloaded it to read. I had to skip to the last page. Whoever is able to read all fricking 20 pages of this verbal diarrhea has greater fortitude than I do.

    Also, the journal these so called “researchers” decided to publish their bull in has a 2015 impact factor of 1.180. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Dirty lad mags have more value (as well as more beneficial information, among “other things”…) than the journal of “Gender, Place & Culture” will ever have.

    • Grust

      At least point, SJW logic and language is so batshit insane and hard to comprehend, you’d need a translator to understand it.

    • It’s terrible, I believe the publication has only been cited 400 times in papers.

    • Lost Question

      i’m sure most soc-just and feminist “research” that is published odds on the work is done in a pay for play journal publishing it (this means to get their mental diarrhea published they had to pay the journal to do it)

      fun fact: you too could probably get some pseudo-scientific nonsense published if you find the journal they used and payed them to publish it.(please note outside of laymen and “journalists” and gender studies acolytes *shots have been fired* these journals have a similar reputation to a tabloid)

  • Grust

    I hope you’re able to pass your classes, Nora, despite this bullshit.

    • Lol, I passed my first year with first honours. I shared this story with a couple of friends from uni and we had a good laugh about it.

  • Mr0303

    Ideas have no race or gender, but I doubt there’s any point in convincing feminists of that.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Lol its so asinine. If a white person accomplished something first, you cant make him un-accomplish it and then let a minority take credit for it afterwards.

    • M Kalishnakov

      That will come soon. They will find someone that “worked with them” like swept the floor or pilled a cable and make them co discoverer, white guy will disappear from story a couple years later.

  • Silence Dogood

    “The politics of citation” – and there we have it – they’re political identitarians. True scholars only care about the MERIT of the studies they’re citing. Ideologues would see it as a means to an end; a way of “empowering” authors. We know feminists do this because of that satirical article that was published after it was fed into a feminist collective circle jerk of “scholars” and they ate it up because it was anti-masculinity and supposedly written by women. Jackasses.

  • fkn dumb