The conceptual penis and climate change


Ad Honoris
Aug 2010
Welsh Marches
A glorious parody of academic postmodernist discourse which was accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, 'Cogent Social Sciences' [sic]:

Abstract:*Anatomical penises may exist, but as pre-operative transgendered womenalso have anatomical penises, the penis vis-à-vis maleness is an incoherent construct. We argue that the conceptual penis is better understood not as an anatomical organ but as a social construct isomorphic to performative toxic masculinity. Through detailed poststructuralist discursive criticism and the example of climate change, this paper will challenge the prevailing and damaging social trope that penises are best understood as the male sexual organ and reassign it a more fitting
role as a type of masculine performance.

Subjects: Gender Studies - Soc Sci; Postmodernism of Cultural Theory; Feminism
Keywords: penis; feminism; machismo braggadocio; masculinity; climate change

Complete article here:

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