A Feminist Epistemology of Mathematics

     Apparently one plus one equaling two is an oppressive social construct.  Don’t take my word on it, just read a peer reviewed article entitled “Moving Towards a Feminist Epistemology of Mathematics”!

     The peer reviewed article, appearing in Educational Studies in Mathematics (Vol 28, No. 3, pp. 275-291) is worthy of a fisking.  While many passages are repetitive or vacuous, the major idiocy will be pointed out for your reading pleasure…

     N.B. References noted in text will be omitted for ease of reading.

“Received science has been criticised on three grounds from a gender perspective. The first is its reductionism and its claim to be objective and value-free. Second, the conventional style of learning and teaching in science, its pedagogy, has been challenged. It is suggested that enquiry methods used by scientists are often intrusive and mechanistic, separating observer and observed, and reinforcing competition. Further these methods a presented not only as ‘correct’ but also as the only way possible. Third, having rejected objectivity as an untenable criterion for judging science, a new scientific epistemology was required and has been derived  by examining the connections between the discipline and those who use it, and the society within which it develops. This line of reasoning is consistent with a broad range of thinking in the sociology of science.”

     To translate from academic gobbledygook to plain English: Math is sexist because it’s not subjective and open to interpretation; there is no such thing as a “correct” answer; and pedagogical idjits need to come up with politically correct nonsense that eschews actual mathematics.

“Mathematics tends to be taught with a heavy reliance upon written texts which removes its conjectural nature, presenting it as inert information which should not be questioned. Predominant patterns of teaching focus on the individual learner and induce competition between learners. Language is pre-digested in the text, assuming that meaning is communicated and is on-negotiable.”

     That is because 1 + 1 = 2.  This is not conjectural.  You are free to question it.  Understand the proof and disprove it or provide your own contradicting proof.  And the point of teaching mathematics is to teach mathematics to the individual.  It either is or is not; there is no “negotiation”.

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Public Schools ♥ Terrorism

     A public school forcing children to recite the Lord’s Prayer or write proselytizing sermons for Mormon missionaries would be condemned for violating the “separation of church and state”.1 But in the minds of the Leftist who have a stranglehold on public educations, making students recite the Shahada isn’t a violation of “separation of church and state” because the Constitution doesn’t say anything about the “separation of mosque and state.”2

     Such logic probably explains why not only are children being forced to recite the Shahada, but to sing the praise of Islam… and apparently also terrorism, with lyrics such as:

“Like a sandstorm in the desert, sending camels into motion,
like how a single faith can make a heart open,
they might only have one god,
but they can make an explosion.”


“And they don’t really care,
If no Jews of C’s believe
Cause they still have
A lot of others to reach”

     So #FacePalm inducing this was, that even CAIR was slackjawed.

     But the terrorism was just a mis-understanding, right?  Not at another school where kids were required to literally draw a propaganda poster for ISIS!

“Students in ninth grade at Salem Junior High School were given a homework assignment where they were told to draw a propaganda poster for a terrorist organization.”

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News of the Week (November 29th, 2015)


News of the Week for November 29th, 2015

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Modern Educayshun

     The way things are going with the modern campus Red Guards, the insanity below seems almost… plausible.

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Happy Thanksgiving for 2015!

     This Thanksgiving, between expressing our thanks for all that Obama hasn’t taken away yet and enjoying some tasty turkey, let us eschew politics for at least one day while we enjoy the company of kith & kin.

     Here are Irish people trying Thanksgiving dinner for the first time.

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Fly This Flag or Burn This Flag?

     In the Ruthuglican H8 state of Utah, a condominium community association has fined a  homeowner for daring to fly a flag of unity and justice!

     Why isn’t the ACLU standing up to defend the flying of this flag?  Why, this flag is under attack… with the courts even saying such H8ful thing like it’s totes OK to burn this flag!  H8 Crime!!1!  H8 Crime!!1!

     Could you imagine the Gay Rainbow Pride flag being burned with impunity, while people who fly it get punished for flying it?

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Public Service Announcement for all College Men

     Here is a public service announcement for all college men:

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News of the Week (November 22nd, 2015)


News of the Week for November 22nd, 2015

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If You Think You Are A Deer, Please Seek Help

     If you have the insatiable need to dress and use prosthetics to feel more like your true deer-self as a deer-kin, please seek help.

     Sadly, thinking that you are not only a deer, but a queer deer, seems to be a thing…

     Now, it turns out that this young girl received quite a bit of criticism, and felt the need to respond:

This is exactly why I don’t show my true feelings to other people. They dismiss and demean them because they are “Not normal.” I know in this incarnation that I am human, and that I am having trouble letting go of my past lives as animals. And I have been to therapists, and have been diagnosed with many different disorders, but no matter what medicine they give me, or how many psychiatric hospitals I go to, and no matter how long I stay, I still feel the calling of the deer trapped inside of me. And I can’t keep ignoring it. This is just who I am. And as long as I don’t hurt anyone I don’t see what the problem is.

     While there are some people who just like harassing others, most people who would point out the obvious that she is not a deer do not do so out of hatred. There are two types of “true believers” amongst “otherkin”: Those who are attention whores who feel the need to demand everyone validate their insanity by ranting and raving, and those confused souls who just need emotional support. This particular young lady seems like the later. But the worst thing we could do is validate her belief that she is a deer. Clearly, she is troubled. Your humble author is not one to fully diagnosis this young lady, but her believing herself to be a deer seems to be simply a coping mechanism for something deeper.

     I do not hate this girl. I actually hope she gets the helps she needs. But pointing out reality, rather than feeding into delusions, is a necessary first step for her to get help.

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#MathJustice and the Fiscal Fantasy of Social Justice Warriors

     A core axiom of the Left is that society is always designed and that things are a certain way because the state deemed it so.  Society, being but the ultimate tabula rasa, is manipulated, in this view, like so many knobs and dials.  If college students have debt or have to pay tuition, than this must obviously be due to the man (AKA, the “Kyriachy”) oppressing the students.

     Why, under this view, the state could just dismiss all debt and somehow let these precious little snowflakes form a home on college campuses (not, notably, anything having to do with an intellectual space).

     The lack of intellectual rigor can be clearly seen by a spoiled brat (and liar) Social Justice Warrior from Yale clearly thinks that mathematical reality is just a social construct, even after her idiocy is calmly dismantled.

     Clearly mathematics is oppressive, necessitating #MathJustice!!1!

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