Feminist scientists say citing research by straight, white men promotes ‘a system of oppression’ – [I only cite this insane stupidity so you know it actually exists.]

Academics and scholars must be mindful about using research done by only straight, white men, according to two scientists who argued that it oppresses diverse voices and bolsters the status of already privileged and established white male scholars. Mott, a professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Cockayne, who teaches at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, argued that scholars or researchers disproportionately cite the work of white men, thereby unfairly adding credence to the body of knowledge they offer while ignoring the voices of other groups, like women and black male academics. In their 22-page paper, “Citation matters: mobilizing the politics of citation toward a practice of ‘conscientious engagement,'” they explained that their work was motivated by “shared feelings of discomfort, frustration, and anger” over actions of fellow scholars and publication practices. According to the American Association of Geographers, men and women account for 62 percent and 38 percent of its members, respectively.

Source: Feminist scientists say citing research by straight, white men promotes ‘a system of oppression’

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