Pure phallacy: authors wrote hoax gender paper ‘to show up academics’ | News | The Times & The Sunday Times

For too long the penis has been viewed as a part of the male anatomy. For too long it has been considered merely a reproductive device. No more. It is, instead, “an enacted social construct” that is “exclusionary to disenfranchised communities”, “isomorphic to performative toxic masculinity” and, when used for “manspreading”, associated with climate change.

That, at least, is according to a gender studies paper published in a peer- reviewed social science journal.

What does it all mean, though?

Absolutely nothing — and that is precisely what the authors intended. Two American academics have confessed to writing a deliberately nonsensical paper to expose what they consider to be the low academic standards of gender studies scholarship.

“We wrote an absurd paper loosely composed in the…