Here’s my OpEd for the Wall Street Journal “Idea Laundering” in Academia: How nonsensical jargon like "intersectionality" and "cisgender" is imbued with an air of false authority
Interesting examples of how idea of “idea laundering" works in academia, by Lather, rinse, repeat.
You’ve probably heard the terms “cisgender” and “intersectionality.” Here’s how it happened, writes
"Grievance scholars use articles like those published in [Fat, Queer, Whiteness Studies] to credential themselves & receive promotion & tenure. They proceed—from the safety of professorships they’ll hold for life—to design courses around this literature."
Excellent and very thorough discussion of “Idea Laundering” ⁦⁩.
Great piece in by explaining ’s term, “Idea Laundering.”
"Idea laundering" in academia. This is terrific from
The term "idea laundering" is brilliant. How radical ideas get processed through an ostensibly legitimate system that then legitimizes the idea, which then makes its way back into the world--now cleansed of radicalism and carrying academic solemnity.
“Idea Laundering” in Academia: How nonsensical jargon like "intersectionality" and "cisgender" is imbued with an air of false authority A good read courtesy of
This guy focuses on “fat studies” but just wait until he learns about “economics” 😜⤵️ “over time, laundered ideas and the terminology that accompanies them become normative—giving them even more unearned legitimacy”
Peter Boghossian reveals to non-academics how the game is played in contemporary academia.
As a grad student in the 90s, I thought the nonsense I heard around me was in the end a harmless closed loop aimed mostly at keeping bad humanities professors employed. I didn’t appreciate how far-reaching this “idea laundering” would be in the future
‘Idea Laundering’ in Academia
The sad anatomy of grievance "scholarship" as expertly dissected by via