Oh dear. Really not understanding this idea of academic freedcom

On Tuesday, I was alerted to the fact that the University of Sydney has recently approved research into how men’s sex lives are impacted by being in a relationship with someone who has endometriosis. This study is being conducted by master’s student who wishes to explore “the impact of endometriosis on men’s sexual wellbeing”.

Considering the tiny amount of attention and funding endometriosis gets, it’s enraging to see someone conducting a study into how this disease impacts men.

That’s what she gets to do love. Academic freedom just does mean she gets to research any question she thinks is interesting.

9 comments on “Oh dear. Really not understanding this idea of academic freedcom

  1. “This is not about attacking the researcher – I contacted her to try to understand her reasons but she had not responded at the time of publication.”

    Did you need to meet a deadline, then, love?

  2. “Imogen Dunlevie is a university student studying politics and gender studies.”

    If only she’d studied medicine instead, then maybe she could do the research into endometriosis that she says is so badly needed….

  3. I can imagine the DM headline. Researchers discover the secret to making your man happy despite severe crippling pain.

  4. Another cheeky cow in the Gladrag.

    Given the fortunes pissed away on “research” into poisoned CM bullshit such as global wank–sorry warming, “trafficking” and all the rest, this vile bitch whines because a tiny study might benefit men.

    The sooner that shitrag closes the better.

    As for the Purge–well I live in hope.

  5. Hallowed Be – “I can imagine the DM headline. Researchers discover the secret to making your man happy despite severe crippling pain.”

    While maintaining the property value of your home.

    Which is better than what the truth probably is – you need to turn a blind eye while he cheats or more likely whacks off to twisted internet porn. But still, divorce does terrible things to home ownership which is probably what counts.

  6. So Much For Subtlety- But say they do make a breakthrough then the internet advert would be “Estate agents will hate this one simple cure”

  7. SMFS,

    > divorce does terrible things to home ownership

    Divorce is one of the factors pushing up house prices: every divorce means another home is needed. The Daily Mail ought to be in favour.

  8. Andrew M,

    Does it? Most divorcees i know are shacked up with someone else.

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