Beware Research Conducted By ‘White, Heterosexual, Cisgendered’ Men Say Professors

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Academics and scholars must be mindful about using research done by only straight, white men

Two scientists recently published an academic journal article in which they argue that scholars who mainly cite the research done by white heterosexual men are perpetuating “white heteromasculinism,” which, in turn, purportedly leads to the oppression of diverse voices.

Carrie Mott and Daniel Cockayne are Geographers and professors who teach at Rutgers University and the University of Waterloo respectively. Mott and Cockayne self-identify as feminists and have expressed concern at the supposed social dominance of men who are “white, able-bodied, economically privileged, heterosexual, and cisgendered.”

According to the academic duo, straight white male researchers are disproportionately cited in scholarly papers at the expense of, for example, female, black, and LGBTQI intellectual voices. When this happens, they believe, it perpetuates a “system of oppression” which they define as “white heteromasculinism.”

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