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Just what we need: a Professor in Transnational Feminism. And please note that in this, um, broad field, the College is looking for someone with a particular emphasis in Asian transnational feminism:

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I guess that Dartmouth has no need to do anything about the fact that most classes in the Economics department are oversubscribed.

Addendum: Can we expect that the faculty will soon be enriched by additional Professors who focus on Latinx, African American, Native American, and Indo-European Transnational Feminism, too? Or are those people already on the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program payroll?

Addednum: Two alumni write in:

The ad for the “transnational feminist” is ridden with leftist cant, the sort of thing that should have no place in an institution supposedly devoted to the life of the mind.

These days to be on the Left is to have one’s mind stultified with fictive stereotypes which provide a mechanical response to experience, rather like an obsessional neurosis.
Cultural Marxism has displaced the old ideal of disinterested rational analysis.

How long can the college retain its traditional credentialing function when the first association anyone has is that it is a place devoted to mindless observance of ritual ideological pieties?


Why don’t they just hire a bullshit jargon expert instead? The great Werner Kleinhardt, who would have a word or two to say about Transnational Feminism, once told me that the highest use and expectation for a Dartmouth education was to be able to go to a cocktail party and talk to someone for at least 15 minutes without them knowing you don’t know what the F you are saying. Who’d have thunk that a whole academic discipline could be made up based on this precept, and the notion of making it up as you go along?


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