Anytime a somewhat theoretical article that is often based in the humanities turns up on the blue, it is only a matter of very predictable time until the thread fills with derails about how dense, difficult, obtuse, "academic", etc., the prose is.
posted by whyareyouatriangle to Etiquette/Policy at 4:35 PM (236 comments total)
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is an example of such. There are others.
There is little discussion about the article at hand, for most of the comments are ill-informed quips about the perceived difficulty of the article given the reader's supposed inability to understand theory. Perhaps if one does not understand or comprehend the article they ought to look inward at their own lack of theoretical knowledge rather than piling on about the article being dense. These comments reflect more on the reader than the author and such comments are intellectually disingenuous. The philistine banner that many mefites wave around is rather tiresome and constitutes a derail.