Read this today:
"The action orientation is particularly important in offsetting claims that
some feminist theories have become so esoteric, jargonistic and elitist
(Hemmings, 2007), that they are no longer relevant and may even be harmful if
applied in colonizing and patronizing ways (McEwan, 2001; Williams & Lykes,
The action orientation may be offsetting these claims, but this sentence sure as H isn't. I think academia needs to take itself more seriously.