Two Dudes Wrote a Fake Penis Study and Got It Published to Slam Gender Research - Motherboard
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"After publication Boghossian and Lindsay published a confessional in Skeptic magazine stating that they intentionally wrote a barely-coherent argument in an effort to bring a critical lens to both pay-to-publish journals and the field of gender studies.
'Part of the fault may fall on the open-access, pay-to-publish model, but the rest falls on the entire academic enterprise collectively referred to as 'gender studies,'' the authors wrote. 'As we see it, gender studies in its current form needs to do some serious housecleaning.'
Less than a week later, the journal replaced the paper with a statement saying that the problem wasn't with gender studies as a whole, but with a specific error in peer review this one time. The paper has since been retracted."