It would have you screaming in laughter if were not (tragically) true. James Delingpole wrote the following piece in the English Spectator. It is literally to make you laugh until you cry – out of despair. The Western academy has become a joke.
‘Why not think about Gender Studies?’ asked an advertorial aimed at prospective students in the newspaper I was reading. Actually, I can think of lots of reasons, starting with: what kind of employer in his right mind (or her right mind, come to that) would be insane enough to take on a graduate with an intellectually worthless degree indicative of shrill resentment, bolshiness, blue hair, lax personal hygiene and weaponised entitlement?
But two US academics, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay, recently came up with an even better one. They managed to get published in a social sciences journal a paper arguing that the penis is not in fact a male reproductive organ but merely a social construct and that, furthermore, penises are responsible for causing climate change. Read on…
‘Gender studies is crippled academically by an overriding, almost religious belief that maleness is the root of all evil.’