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I don’t know what kind of university you went to, but we were constantly asked to QUESTION AUTHORITY, think for ourselves, question everything, and think critically. We have been train to do THAT and not to blindly follow whatever some or other authority said, like you erroneously claim. So I cannot agree with your general critique of education and science as bad in itself.

Everything is flawed, you can find flaw in everything, that’s a part of human nature, but that doesn’t make everything, including education and universities inherently bad. Many academics actually work on improving and uncovering flaws and are not in it just for the glory. Life of an academic is hard and often underpaid, do take a deeper look into that too. It takes a lot of work and devotion. Many find it easier to skip all that and just do not put in the effort, and then prefer to criticize academics in general, since that is the easiest think to do.

But that doesn’t make it right and that doesn’t make universities and scientists in general all bad, does it?

The bottom line — you have to know what you are talking about and be willing to educate yourself on the topic before you become qualified to criticize it. And you refuse to do that. Sandra Bem struggled, like most women, as an academic, it was hard and still is for women to push feminism as a topic of scientific and humanistic study, so do not talk about such work as inherently bad as in ‘all academics are bad’… That’s a blatant example of flawed, heavily flawed and way too simplistic reasoning.

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