Two feminist professors are claiming that citing established authors perpetuates “white heteromasculinism.”
You heard that right, college graduates: those four years you spent learning APA/MLA and getting reamed out for having bad citations was a waste.
That whole time you – yes you, bigot – were actually perpetuating the terrible white patriarchy your feminist friends have told you about.
Campus Reform reports that Carrie Mott, from University of Rutgers and her cohort Professor Daniel Cockayne from the University of Waterloo.
Together, the two wrote a report in titled Citation matters: mobilizing the politics of citation toward a practice of ‘conscientious engagement’ in which they explain in detail how they plan to get people use citations as a form of anti-racist resistance.
This isn’t the first time Campus Reform has uncovered crazy liberal bias from professors either. Campus Reform actually reported on flyers at a college campus calling the MAGA slogan coded neo-nazi language.
Now, Campus Reform is reporting on a pair of feminist professors who are planning to mobilize the ‘politics of citation’ to help resist racism and the patriarchy.
Stop counting citations and start checking their levels of white heteromasculinism and wokeness.
Yet we also suggest, against citation counting and other related neoliberal technologies that imprecisely approximate measures of impact, influence, and academic excellence, citation thought conscientiously can also be a feminist and anti-racist technology of resistance that demonstrates engagement with those authors and voices we want to carry forward.
Campus Reform reports on the content of the article:
“To cite only white men…or to only cite established scholars…does a disservice to researchers and writers who are othered by white heteromasculinism,” they argue, defining “white heteromasculinism” as “an intersectional system of oppression describing on-going processes that bolster the status of those who are white, male, able-bodied, economically privileged, heterosexual, and cisgendered.”
The authors claim that this oppressive tradition contributes to the “marginalization of women, people of color, and those othered through white heteromasculine hegemony,” asserting that “particular voices and bodies are persistently left out of the conversation altogether.”