A splendid experiment shows its fruit. This is like Sokal Hoax squared. The headline is from Aeon, the story written by Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay and Peter Boghossian; it's a forty-seven minute read, so I will leave that for OLers to consume at their own pace. A highlight:
Something has gone wrong in the university—especially in certain fields within the humanities. Scholarship based less upon finding truth and more upon attending to social grievances has become firmly established, if not fully dominant, within these fields, and their scholars increasingly bully students, administrators, and other departments into adhering to their worldview. This worldview is not scientific, and it is not rigorous. For many, this problem has been growing increasingly obvious, but strong evidence has been lacking. For this reason, the three of us just spent a year working inside the scholarship we see as an intrinsic part of this problem.