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Researchers Get Ridiculous (But Agenda-Friendly) Studies Published in Academic Journals

Researchers submitted ridiculous papers to peer-reviewed publications (including a feminist version of Mein Kampf) and got published. Why? Because the conclusions fit their agenda.



Researchers Get Ridiculous (But Agenda-Friendly) Studies Published in Academic Journals

A team of three self-declared “left-wing academics” sent 20 bogus articles peppered with agenda-friendly buzzwords to peer-reviewed publications. The result: Seven papers were accepted, four were published online and three were in process.

Led by Peter Boghossian, an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University, the team submitted “intentionally broken” papers to leading publications on race, gender, and sexuality. The goal was to prove that, if one used the correct language, pandered to the correct agenda and emphasized the correct buzzwords, one could get published in “serious” peer-reviewed journals. And it worked. A little too well.

For instance, one paper claimed to analyze rape culture in dog parks. Ridiculously entitled Human Reactions to Rape Culture and Queer Performativity in Urban Dog Parks in Portland, Oregon the study was published in Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, a highly ranked journal that leads the field of feminist geography. Not only that, the piece “gained special recognition for excellence”.

Thesis: That dog parks are rape-condoning spaces and a place of rampant canine rape culture and systemic oppression against “the oppressed dog” through which human attitudes to both problems can be measured. This provides insight into training men out of the sexual violence and bigotry to which they are prone.

The study claimed to have “tactfully inspected the genitals of slightly fewer than 10,000 dogs whilst interrogating owners as to their sexuality, becoming seemingly mystified about why heterosexual men are attracted to women”. The study concluded that men should be trained like dogs to prevent “rape culture”.

Here’s one of the reviews:

“This is a wonderful paper – incredibly innovative, rich in analysis, and extremely well-written and organized given the incredibly diverse literature sets and theoretical questions brought into conversation. The author’s development of the focus and contributions of the paper is particularly impressive. The fieldwork executed contributes immensely to the paper’s contribution as an innovative and valuable piece of scholarship that will engage readers from a broad cross-section of disciplines and theoretical formations. I believe this intellectually and empirically exciting paper must be published and congratulate the author on the research done and the writing.”
-Reviewer 1, Gender, Place, and Culture

Another study recommended that men anally self-penetrate with sex toys “to become less transphobic, more feminist, and more concerned about the horrors of rape culture.” The name of the study? Going In Through the Back Door: Challenging Straight Male Homohysteria, Transhysteria, and Transphobia Through Receptive Penetrative Sex Toy Use. Despite the obvious trolling, the paper was published in the “serious” journal Sexuality and Culture.

Pushing ridiculousness to another level, the trio of researchers attempted to get published a “feminist rewrite of a chapter from Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.” And they succeeded. The paper ironically entitled Our Struggle Is My Struggle: Solidarity Feminism as an Intersectional Reply to Neoliberal and Choice Feminism was accepted by the feminist social-work journal Affilia.

Higher Education Under Siege

Assisting Peter Boghossian in writing these papers were James Lindsay, a mathematics doctorate and Helen Pluckrose, an English literature professor who reported the full details of their experiment in Aero Magazine. Its introduction states:

Something has gone wrong in the university—especially in certain fields within the humanities. Scholarship based less upon finding truth and more upon attending to social grievances has become firmly established, if not fully dominant, within these fields, and their scholars increasingly bully students, administrators, and other departments into adhering to their worldview. This worldview is not scientific, and it is not rigorous. For many, this problem has been growing increasingly obvious, but strong evidence has been lacking. For this reason, the three of us just spent a year working inside the scholarship we see as an intrinsic part of this problem.

The trio is particularly concerned with fields of scholarship loosely known as “cultural studies”, “identity studies” or “gender studies” which they rebranded as “grievance studies” because “of their common goal of problematizing aspects of culture in minute detail in order to attempt diagnoses of power imbalances and oppression rooted in identity”.

In a video explaining the researcher’s goals, James Lindsay stated:

“We did this to expose the political corruption that’s taken hold of the university”.

He adds:

“By taking intellectual pursuit hostage, much of the work produced by university academic departments such as queer theory and race studies has veered more toward propaganda than intellectual rigor, and in the process perverted the noble goals they purport to uphold.”

According to the trio, the field of “grievance studies”, where ideology and political propaganda replaced facts and science, is rapidly spreading throughout society.

Worse, the problem of corrupt scholarship has already leaked heavily into other fields like education, social work, media, psychology, and sociology, among others—and it openly aims to continue spreading. This makes the problem a grave concern that’s rapidly undermining the legitimacy and reputations of universities, skewing politics, drowning out needed conversations, and pushing the culture war to ever more toxic and existential polarization. Further, it is affecting activism on behalf of women and racial and sexual minorities in a way which is counterproductive to equality aims by feeding into right-wing reactionary opposition to those equality objectives.

An Obvious Agenda

The agenda exposed by this experience has been highlighted on The Vigilant Citizen for years because, of course, it is fully represented in mass media. There is a clear push to stray away from verifiable science to rather promote a vague, politically-motivated, hate-fueled and purposely confusing pseudo-science.

For instance, the truly terrible 2017 Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World used “science” to push all kinds of unverified claims. One episode claimed that gender is a “complicated non-binary spectrum” and that “toddlers can determine their gender”. In the original Bill Nye the Science Guy series, which aired about twenty years prior, the exact opposite was stated: Chromosomes determined gender and that only two options were possible, male or female. What happened science?

What we are witnessing is Lysenkoism:

“Lysenkoism can be used metaphorically to describe the manipulation or distortion of the scientific process as a way to reach a predetermined conclusion as dictated by an ideological bias, often related to social or political objectives.”
– Wikipedia, Lysenkoism

Science has been highjacked to serve a clear ideological agenda focused on hate, division, and confusion. This agenda currently has a stranglehold on colleges and universities which, as we know, create the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.

None of this is an accident, it is the result of a carefully laid out plan. The origin of it all? Look towards the world elite. More specifically, look into the Open Society Foundation and its endowment of 19.50 billion dollars. That’s a good start.

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You can buy perfume called COVET. You can academically defend ENVY. You can go on a PRIDE march. You can watch MURDER on tv. You have an app for ADULTERY. And you can BLASPHEME while you do it…. awesome how nobody is aware of what they’re doing though…..

P Bell

Sadly, I see a LOT of ads for those adultery websites here on VC, which is extremely disappointing. There is on in the upper right hand corner of this exact article right now for some Ukrainian dating website. I do understand that running ads helps pays for this website, but isn’t there a way for VC to say “I don’t want THOSE kinds of ads”??


Sorry usually the ads are based on what you are looking at per your ip address. My advertisements are usually boots and dresses


Yeah the ads are based on algorithms due to what the Specific person looks up online. On this article I got an ad for a video game I’m interested in/Googled/looked into. Same with all other websites, unless they do in fact get payed by specific sponsors.
I am Not saying you (P Bell) have been looking up the content for the ads you got; sometimes the algorithms get things wrong or are truly random; or if you wish to get into Theories maybe not so “random.” But I’m just stating Facts here, as Anonymous was. But some, if they wish, can choose to believe not All the ads you see online are just random. But I’ll leave my own opinions on that aspect out of this comment.

Thy Unveiling

The ads I see here are random; mainly clickbait articles from slideshows about celebs and ways to “read” slot machines or miracle drinks to cure belly fat. Then some ad for a college in the US (I’m Canadian.)


I’m a 66 year old physically disabled heterosexual woman who consistently sees ads for hot Russian women looking for friendship. Is this the same type of sarcastic hoax described in this article?


lmaoooooooooooo exposed


So, P Bell. Hmmm, what have you been searching on the web?? LMAO


Advertising is based not only on what you are looking for, but also on what they think you should be interested in. They believe that the average man is interested in sites with accessible women.
I usually get ads for websites of the yellow press (do they consider this site to be one of those?) and ads with the words “how to get rich”. I don’t google “how to get rich”, they just decided that I need it.


You can help to get rid off ads by becoming Patron, become the solution not the problem 🙂


Shiiiit, brother, you can attend a ceremony praising pornstar, go on a slutwalk advocating “femininity”, or be part of a Pride Parade prancing around in nothing but leather acting morally superior.

This world is


Most people read articles in reputable news sources and don’t question the material. Often times they don’t understand or can even be confused by what they read but they don’t question it. They simply repeat the information to others in order to appear as if they are up on culture and/or intelligence. It is a sad reality that the sheople are to easily influenced and the stuff fed to the them is nothing but indoctrination to the sick culture from the powers that be. If what you read defies logic and common sense you should always question who, what, when, where and most important why it’s an agenda being pushed so heavily. The answer is simple. To destroy societies values, morals and to remove God from our lives. This is why the world is in complete chaos.


I am a woman and I am very glad these people did this. I found it hilarious how the so called feminist state they are fighting for equality yet they don’t care to alienate and mistreat other women who do not perfectly align with their beliefs. They’ve called me racist even though I am latina. they’ve called me biggoted just because I defend christianity. This only show how ridiculous their claims are, yet I don’t think this will change anything.


Race, ethnicity, etc. does not preclude being a racist (not making a judgement on you or whomever you dealt with, just saying a person can be in the minority and still be a racist).
“-isms” can occur on/from both sides of a dichotomy.


Neomarxists would call you a racist for saying that. Remember: only a white person can be a racist, everyone else is a victim of racism.

another reader

And the final joke is that the holier-than-thou academics who are promoting these ‘grievance studies’ (great umbrella term, by the way) still remain wholly oblivious to the fact that they are being manipulated by the elite to cause as much harm and division as possible.


Thanks for this post VC. Been feeling this for a bit and glad I’m not the only one. Grateful to these 3 for their initiative.

Greg Osborne

Trofim Lysenko was Josef Stalin’s chief scientist. The ideology of lies needed a veneer of science to push forth it’s sick agenda. Thus, Lysenkoism.

P Bell

Thank you for the explanation – I was wondering, and you saved me the Google search.


And now realise : they do this to our food as well, to our labelling of food, to our perception of poison masked as food.

D D d

And think about what the change agents have accomplished in our education systems, too. Not only the children are stupid, but their teachers are not so clever anymore either.


thats overly generous, most teachers seem thick as s--t these days lol


Here, what we find worst about this is: kids are not obliged to respect teachers anymore, and teachers are forced to approve students even when they get bad grades and don’t show good learning.

D D d

Stampedes of non-grown-ups that think their every idea is gold, only to find out, they copied it and 37 millions others do as well.
Cool hipsters with buns or n--i-hair. Girls with portable coffee in one hand, a phone in the other, glassess in their hair and somewhere dangles a trendy bag. Sometimes I feel so sorry for their conformisms. Other times I dispise them, but those are the ones walking into me on the streets, because of looking at social media instead of where they walk. Yes, they its plural and global by now.
(Anyway, so glad most don’t take a small dog in their bag anymore. I guess the trendy bitches got sick of having to clean it up after use. (Their closets probably stink of s--t.)
Thanks for your time, rant over.

Thy Unveiling

Probably why there’s so many food allergies these days. I’m only in my 30s and pb&j was a staple for most of us at school. These days, there’s allergies for every damn thing which makes sending lunches (for non-allergic kids) quite challenging. While it seems like a petty complaint; I dont understand why more people aren’t demanding the root cause of these allergies be discovered and treated (again; it was nothing like this until the late 90s/millenium) and also why nobody pushes for a better solution to the allergy-school issue. (Like maybe parents pay the school $20/mth towards classroom food. With 26 students that’s $520 Which would be sufficient for young kids. Why should 25 other families need to have shopping more complicated because *one* student in the class has several food allergies?) I’m not bashing the allergic; but the system is flawed. And again, this is a relatively new pandemic. Not just in kids, either. Adults are suddenly developing gluten or lactose intolerance. (Or scent allergies. Where did those come from? Never heard about those until all these “we are a scent-free facility” signs started popping up everywhere.) Yet no army is pushing back saying “wtf are y’all putting… Read more »


vaccines and additives in them like peanut oil etc…also lack of good dewormers as the toxins expelled from them cause yeast in blood and body..this is why there are so many tired fat allergic people…dont get me started on chemtrails too


“… science falsely so called” (1 Timothy 6:19-21)

D D d

Like, you know, well, maybe, as if believing has some more substancial to it?

Oppression’s Enemy

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things. Deception is a cruel act that often has many players on different stages that corrode the soul. Be wary of these players and protect your souls at all costs.

Be blessed.


At least there good ones too: “Distinguished scholars at John Hopkins Univ. in Maryland released a new 143-page report that argues that there is not scientific evidence to suggest that gay, lesbian, and transgender individual is born with a certain sexual orientation or gender identity”


Learn it people, because we are under assault from it!


Very true, all just more post-modernist denying of reality.


Its the unfortunate truth really where facts and science are becoming dismissed for the obvious agenda of a handful of people which is no wonder why stupidity is on the rise at the expense of males being targeted for instance by the “grievance studies” feminist crew who would approve almost anything as ridiculous as a ploy in the form of a couple hoax research papers exposing the idiocracy of universities nowadays.

Besides, the “powers-that-be” have been planning this as stated in the numerous VC articles I’ve viewed over the years as they clearly intend to divide and conquer as a buildup to the New World Order that they’re after.

Nowadays, common sense and logic being thrown out the window that its quite sad what this world and society is going to become.


thanks to the Frankfurt school… started by )ews. this was their whole objective.


Once, when I was a teenager, I was studying at an English course, and I had to write an article based on some real publications regarding a subject of my preference. I chose to write about “bureaucracy”, made up all the references and made up all the data. My grade was 9.8 (the maximum was 10.0) haha. My teacher didn’t even check the information.

D D d

So what are you now, a whitecollar criminal? What did you do with that 9.8?


Lol No, I’m just a common citizen now, with a regular work. And praying for God to help us in this evil world we live in. :/


Tell it….


Wow, this article was so good! Wonderfully written VC!


No one can publish unless he is friends with the elite. Just look at the duality symbolism oft the trio. Tells it all….
Two sides oft the same medal.


I realized the duality too when I saw the photo.


Dear VC, the new twenty one pilots album is out, and there is something weird going on about it, about its lyrics, about its composition, and specially about the illuminatish videos. They’re one of the most famous acts right now, with two of their videos having more than one billion views. I hope to see an article about it here. Thank you for your work!

D D d



Most famous acts..? Gosh I’ve never heard of them in my life. It’s nice under my rock, I guess 🙂


I feel like this would be a great idea as well. I’ve often wondered what the real deal is, it seems to me that they have infiltrated the mainstream music industry with Christian music. Somehow they’ve gotten it through to try to reach young people come to know Jesus as their savior. All of the lyrics in the first two albums point to that fact. If I’m wrong someone please correct me. I am open to all opinions, as I I am a fan of this mainstream group. I do not listen to much mainstream music.

D D d

Tell me, did James Orsen Bakker ever release music, cd’s, songs to buy? Or did he just ‘preach’?
Shall I give a handfull of more examples of christians in the mainstream?




Dog park is ridiculous and embarrassing.
The a--l one makes some good points though.

D D d

But, you must admit, only for people living above the equator, no?

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