Right now it’s common to see a resurrected McCarthyism at universities in Western countries.
Because ROGD may.
The journal PLOS ONE, which published Lisa Littman’s article, was also repeatedly complained to. PLOS ONE then released a public relations statement about the article in response to this outrage:
“PLOS ONE is aware of the reader concerns raised on the study’s content and methodology. We take all concerns raised about publications in the journal very seriously, and are following up on these per our policy and COPE guidelines. As part of our follow up we will seek further expert assessment on the study’s methodology and analyses. We will provide a further update once we have completed our assessment and discussions.”
Lisa Littman’s article will likely get retracted. What was her crime? She hypothesized that the rapid onset of Gender Dysphoria could be
It’s a problem when a university decides to capitulate to a group of people who share aggressively righteous beliefs. It’s trouble when a university censors its academic research only because of a zealous group of people who know “they’re always on the right side of history” and their beliefs couldn’t ever be wrong. Such people know that anyone who’s not in agreement with them must be a bigot. Bigots are the new witches.
. This capitulation is no different from doing a kowtow to the beliefs of any other group of politically strong people. This group could be theocratic, or the people could be secular but still zealously righteous.
A university should never acquiese to the beliefs of aggressively righteous people. However, aBrown University
She had surveyed parents through 4th Wave Now
So then, this is the best description for today’s McCarthyists:
“It’s true that science can puncture unexamined pieties. Usually universities don’t side with the pieties.”
The above quote is a tweet I read from Damon Linker who’s a consulting editor for the University of Pennsylvania Press and is a correspondent for The Week.