In 2017, mathematician James Lindsay and philosophy professor Peter Boghossian decided to write fake scientific papers with ridiculously woke content to see what they could actually get published in today's sCiEntiFiC journals.
Not surprisingly, they managed to get a number of insane papers accepted, including this one about male genitalia being a "social construct:"
"The penis vis-a-vis maleness is an incoherent construct," wrote Lindsay in the published study. "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 trop that penises are best understood as the male sexual organ."
Well, folks, that was 2017, and what was parody then is reality now.
The Scientific American published an actual article arguing that sexual organs are merely social constructs, not biological realities of dichotomous sex with specific functions in procreation.
Colin Wright of Quillette was one of the first people to notice the insane similarity between the two articles:
Here's what the super sCieNtiFiC American had to say:
"All of which leads us to the question: what is a penis?... Basically, we're talking about a fleshy organ lined with columns of spongy tissue, which can fill with blood and grow rigid. As it turns out, that's also the definition of a clitoris, which develops out of the same embryonic structures and is made up of the same tissues. Think of it as a taco or a burrito: same ingredients, different configuration. Sure, one might have a urethra and sperm ducts running through it, but in the end, they're far more alike than different."
The article then quotes a super-sCiEnTiFiC medical expert:
"'What I've come to realize is that everything a man has a woman has; everything a woman has, a man has, anatomically," says Dr. Marci Bowers, a gender affirmation surgeon in Palo Alto who has done more than 2,000 male-to-female surgeries. "The penis is just a large clitoris. In fact, I don't know why they don't just call it a large clitoris.'"
The article concludes by telling us that doing away with biological facts and objective truth makes for "better science" and says we need to do away with antiquated words like "penis."
"Much of what we know about our nether regions has been shaped by lazy, antiquated stereotypes about what men and women are. Looking past the penis and beyond the binary categories of male/female, penis/vagina (or, more accurately, penis/clitoris) opens our eyes to the full spectrum of gender and genitalia in all its glorious permutations."