We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Not only did someone in a PhD program think this was an appropriate subject for a dissertation in any field, let alone geography, but the subject and the dissertation was approved by the committee and she was awarded a PhD! Let's not forget to mention that her dissertation was challenged and successfully defended! (http://denisegoerisch.wix.com/denisegoerisch#!news-and-annoucements/c140h)
As I have been trying to explain here for many years--this has become the academic norm due,in part to straight white male academics being forced to surrender to this lunacy as a result of working for fem nazi bosses, or as a result of the threat of having his career destroyed, or as a result of his being afraid of being charged with rape, or as a result of his fear of losing income, or as a result of . . . their pure GD cowardice !
Oh and you fathers of daughters out there--how did you contribute to this?