“Freedom of the intellect means the freedom to report what one has seen, heard, and felt, and not to be obliged to fabricate imaginary facts and feelings.” – George Orwell
Academic publishing is being viewed with increasing skepticism the last several years. This skepticism, of course, is not helped with academic papers about the whiteness of pumpkins, oppressed squirrels, and dog rape, the latter being a hoax to prove that academic publishing has indeed gone off the deep end.
If such unique, rather irrelevant topics are considered worthy of academic publishing, then surely genuine academic studies and inquiries about major issues facing today’s society must be welcome, right?
An open letter by over 50 British academics hailing from fields ranging from philosophy to neuroscience suggests that’s not the case. According to the letter published in The Guardian, these academics have discovered that the “proper academic analysis and discussion of … transgenderism” is being suppressed. The academics report:
— Read on www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/academics-claim-their-non-pc-transgender-research-being-censored