An ‘Orwelexicon’ For Bias And Dysfunction In Psychology And Academia

An ‘Orwelexicon’ For Bias And Dysfunction In Psychology And Academia

Authored by Lee Jussim via Quillette.com,

In this essay, I introduce a slew of neologisms – new words – to capture the tone and substance of much discourse, rhetoric, dysfunction, and bias in academia and psychology. It’s partly inspired by an article entitled ‘Lexicon for Gender Bias in Academia and Medicine’ by Drs Choo and May in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), although that one was coming at this from a different perspective.

They argued that “mansplaining” was just the “tip of the iceberg” and so coined terms such as “Himpediment,” defined as a “man who stands in the way of progress of women.”