Read this groundbreaking new article in gender studies here in the scholarly open-access journal Cogent Social Sciences. The authors explain that in their paper they
incorporate careful reading of the relevant academic literature with observations made by searching trending hashtags to derive important social truths with high impact. In this case, their particular fascination with penises and the ways in which penises are socially problematic, especially as a social construct known as a conceptual penis, have opened an avenue to a new frontier in gender and masculinities research that can transform our cultural geographies, mitigate climate change, and achieve social justice.
Of course the article is a hoax, puncturing the balloon of academic radical social “science” research and hilariously following in the tradition of the great Alan Sokal , whose hoax proved quantum gravity was a social construct. Confessing liberal use of the Postmodern Generator (see below,) the authors reveal their true identities and the purpose of their hoax here. The linking of the conceptual penis to climate change was a masterstroke. As is the insight about ‘manspreading’ and rape:
Manspreading — a complaint levied against men for sitting with their legs spread wide — is akin to raping the empty space around him.
The Internet is full of delicious commentary. Here is one from James Delingpole, one of our favorite skeptics. Another is from the great Steve Hayward at Powerlineblog. He has been a faithful reporter of many academic absurdities. For more search Bing or google for “conceptual penis.”
The Postmodern Generator, the salvation of penis-equipped undergrads anxious to survive required social science courses compos mentis, will generate a similar article for you here. Scroll down to the bottom for a full explanation.
Troglo (L. H. Kevil)