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Rutgers University: Gender Identity and Daniel Cockayne

rutgers university: Cisgendered describes people whose gender identity matches their birth sex, according to Toronto Star. Mott, a professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Cockayne, who teaches at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, argued that scholars or researchers disproportionately cite the work of white men, thereby unfairly adding credence to the body of knowledge they offer while ignoring the voices of other groups, like women and Black male academics. Geographers Carrie Mott and Daniel Cockayne argued in a recent paper that doing so also perpetuates what they call white heteromasculinism, which they defined as a system of oppression that benefits only those who are white, male, able-bodied, economically privileged, heterosexual, and cisgendered. Although citation seems like a mundane practice, the feminist professors argue that citing someone's work has implications on his or her ability to be hired, get promoted and obtain tenured status, among others. Mott and Cockayne did not immediately respond to questions from The Washington Post, but Mott told Campus Reform last week that they decided to write about citation practices after observing that research done by white men are relied upon more heavily than those done by experts from other backgrounds. react-empty 155 Work done by women and other minorities have often been overlooked by their peers, hindering their professional advancement and depriving disciplines of diverse perspectives, she argued. Read more Toronto neuroscientist tackling science, sex and sexism in women's health Article Continued Below Toronto women on the future of feminism This important research has drawn direct attention to the continued underrepresentation and marginalization of women, people of colour . . . To cite narrowly, to only cite white men . . . or to only cite established scholars, does a disservice not only to researchers and writers who are othered by white heteromasculinism . . . they wrote in the paper published recently in the journal Gender, Place and Culture. ( As reported in the news.