If you haven't yet read the news about it, over the last 18 months three academics submitted hoax papers to several leading peer-reviewed journals in the humanities and social sciences (contrast with the Sokal Affair hoax, which involved an academic journal that was not then peer reviewed) to see if the journals would publish the papers. Seven papers were accepted and four of them had already been published when the hoax was revealed today by the three academics.
The papers were absurd on their face (one entitled, "Human reactions to rape culture and queer performativity at urban dog parks in Portland, Oregon," while another was entitled, "Going in Through the Back Door: Challenging Straight Male Homohysteria and Transphobia through Receptive Penetrative Sex Toy Use"). One of the papers was a re-write of a chapter from Adolf Hilter's "Mein Kampf." The intent was to submit facially absurd papers (jibberish) to see if leading journals in, what the three academics called, "grievance studies" fields would accept them as bona fide.
Does this tell us anything about the state of the scholarship in these areas of study when leading journals publish jibberish like this?