What an Audacious Hoax Reveals About Academia

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from The Atlantic,

Three scholars wrote 20 fake papers using fashionable jargon to argue for ridiculous conclusions.

The paper that was published in Gender, Place and Culture seems downright silly. “Human Reaction to Rape Culture and Queer Performativity at Urban Dog Parks in Portland, Oregon” claims to be based on in situ observation of canine rape culture in a Portland dog park. “Do dogs suffer oppression based upon (perceived) gender?” the paper asks.

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