Monday, January 21, 2013

Sophisticated Feminist Intellectuals Just LOVE “Critical Theory”

Most feminists have mastered the intricacies of Einstein’s theory of relativity, having taken a minimum of 24 hours of 300 level or higher Gender Studies courses. Unlike a patriarch, a well-educated feminist can explain Einstein’s groundbreaking concept, the question of its veracity as well as its scientific significance, in only a few words, such as these:

“Everything is relative, right?”

“Einstein proved that, didn’t he?”


So get with the post-modern program. Don’t be patriarchal; study critical theory. It is progressive! Wayyyy progressive!

Gramsci rules! The “long march though the institutions”continues. Oppressors beware.

“Anyone who believes that the laws of physics are mere social conventions is invited to try transgressing those conventions from the windows of my apartment. (I live on the twenty-first floor.)” 

– Alan Sokal  (“A Physicist Experiments With Cultural Studies,” Lingua Franca. May/June 1996) 


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