16 Jul 2017

“Do Not Cite Research By White Men”

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Carrie Mott

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.”

Writing in “Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography,” Carrie Mott and Daniel Cockayne argue that considering an author’s gender, race or sexuality prior to citation can be an effective “feminist and anti-racist technology of resistance that demonstrates engagement with those authors and voices we want to carry forward.”

The authors point out that whether an academic’s research is cited by his peers has significant implications for promotion, tenure and influence. Therefore, to cite only white men “does a disservice to researchers and writers who are othered by white heteromasculinism.”

The authors define “white heteromasculinism” as “an intersectional system of oppression describing on-going processes that bolster the status of those who are white, male, able-bodied, economically privileged, heterosexual, and cisgendered.”

Academics should practice “conscientious engagement” when citing research, the feminists assert, “as a way to self-consciously draw attention to those whose work is being reproduced.”

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Seattle Sam

I’ve always sensed that maps had a masculine bias to them.



You are correct. I figured that out when I discovered that if you turn a map of the western hemisphere on its side, with the north pole to your left, it shows a drake. That’s right, a male duck. Unfortunately it’s a geek drake with a huge head and a pencil neck, but a drake just the same. There’s your masculine bias. No wonder these feminist geographers have their panties in a wad.


Dick the Butcher

Her intellect is matched by her pulchritude. [BARF]

It’s only one of millions of instances of the dirt-bag left’s hypocrisy and stupidity.

Soren K

Old saw… but if you replace “white” with “black” in these academic rants how might it read in “enlightened and tolerant” circles?

Stupid question time… how can legitimate scholarship swallow this crap?

Cold, sober reality time… if you’re only publishing in a journal of feminist geography, who honestly gives a rip what this person has to say. Let her and her small coven of map makers knock themselves out while the rest of us change the channel.

Steve Gregg

Considering the inability of women I know to find their way from one point to the next, it’s only natural that feminist geographers must ask men to give them directions. And hate themselves for it.

That makes me feel terrific.

And, really, what kind of PhD practices the ad hominem fallacy in evaluating knowledge? Are they unable to reason?


Of course feminist geographers say such things. You were expecting that they’d be doing geography?

Maggie's Farm

Monday links, in process

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Wow! and a PHD!
it reminds me what PHD stands fop:
Piled High and Deep


She just needs to be “Othered” a few times. Volunteers …?


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