Sunday, July 12, 2009

How It Is Done

Roger sent me a link to Pharyngula discussing how gender studies are sometimes popularized so that the meaning is turned upside down in the juicing-up process.

It is an extreme example of the type of bad popularizations. But I have seen the same done in a milder form many, many times, and I have written about that here and elsewhere. It's as if the plot develops in the journalist's mind first and then the bits are added in a way which supports that plot. And where do we get our plots if not from myths, stereotypes and popular culture?

Still very bad, naturally.