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Portland State U Punishes
Professor For Proving Gender
Studies Is A Joke

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Posted By: M2, 8/30/2019 7:48:46 AM

Portland State University is punishing Peter Boghossian for demonstrating that grievance studies are nonsense. Dr. Boghossian, an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State, joined two other academics to hoax the purveyors of gender studies and kindred fields committed to turning personal gripes into taxpayer-funded “studies.” Boghossian and his colleagues submitted articles including an analysis of “canine rape culture” and an extract from “Mein Kampf” translated into the language of feminist theory. These were accepted by what counts as “major” journals in these pseudo-disciplines. In 2018, Boghossian and his colleagues made public these hoaxes,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: maryth 8/30/2019 8:08:51 AM (No. 166470)
Progressives have no sense of humor.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Clinger 8/30/2019 8:13:04 AM (No. 166474)
FTA: "The theory was that the editors he hoaxed were the lab rats in an experiment." Well quite frankly I happen to agree. It could prove a bit difficult to openly engage them in the process of outing them as the frauds they are. Apparently they can't handle a small dose of Alinsky's ends justify the means used on them.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: sw penn 8/30/2019 8:33:21 AM (No. 166496)
Big Ed will do everything it can to protect itself from the inevitable lawsuits which will come as people begin to understand what the fraud of "diversity studies" is costing them.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Talk2 8/30/2019 10:14:32 AM (No. 166606)
When I was an undergraduate back in the 50s we called these non-academic courses Basket Weaving 101 and only certain universities would stoop to the level where they would be offered. I see Portland is one of those universities.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1 8/30/2019 10:33:53 AM (No. 166629)
Please allow me to explain to you people why human subjects rules were created. A university located in NYC (Columbia, I believe, but not sure) back in the 1960s, had a professor doing research on why people get caught up in evil things - naziism, in particular. So he set up an experiment where a volunteer sat, holding two electrical leads, and students were asked, one by one, to sit at a machine that appeared to be hooked up to the 'subject' but was not, and to turn up the dial yo increase electric shock to the subject, and not to stop, no matter how much the subject screamed/pleaded for the student to stop - that this was to measure how much pain the subject could tolerate. The conclusion of the psychology professor was that most of the students followed his orders, and were willing to shock the subject to near death. The second experiment took place in a midwestern school (might have been Wisconsin, but I'm not sure of that) where volunteers were separated into two groups - prison guards and prisoners. No further instructions were given. And the guards brutalized the prisoners with strict rules,, and no one stopped the experiment, even the family members who were invited to observe the experiment. Thus, the federal requirement for 'human subjects; committees who had to approve all research involving humans - even political surveys. And like all bureaucracies, those committees grew stronger over time. Thus, the Portland State mess.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/30/2019 10:43:32 AM (No. 166641)
It is so obvious that for this uber liberal state college ''Only Money Matters.'' When will the official name become Snowflake University?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 8/30/2019 12:14:00 PM (No. 166722)
Guy's got balls standing up to the wokes in a leftwing estuary like Portland State and doing it more than once. Definite hat-tip. Even if shouted down the other side must be voiced, so thanks Boghossian.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Luandir 8/30/2019 3:03:30 PM (No. 166876)
I'd counsel Dr. Boghossian to give academia the toss and get a job in the real world. He'd be happier and more productive. He wouldn't have to live with the enforced craziness of universities. It would be a tougher-than-usual slog turning a philosophy education into a non-academic career, but it can be done.
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