“will not review submissions from authors who have not completed this form”
Why do you suppose this information is required? Is it so they can make sure not too many straight, white men get through?
The College Fix reports:
Harvard law journal requires applicants’ race, sexual orientation to submit articles
Harvard Law School’s journal Civil Rights and Civil Liberties requires that applicants submit their sexual orientation, gender identity and race for their article submissions to be considered, a relatively new requirement for the publication.
Also required are the applicant’s pronouns, whether they have a disability, and whether they are a first-generation professional or student, according to the “Author Submission Form” Google document for the journal.
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is a specialty journal published in addition to and separate from Harvard’s main law journal, the Harvard Law Review.
“CR-CL is committed to uplifting authors from a diversity of identities, backgrounds, and experiences,” the editors state atop the form. “The journal is dedicated not only to providing equal opportunities for advancement, but affirmatively promoting voices often sidelined in legal academia.”
“This form is mandatory. CR-CL will not review submissions from authors who have not completed this form,” it added, with the bold lettering in the original.
Under gender identity, applicants are asked to choose from: cisgender woman, cisgender man, transgender woman, transgender man, nonbinary, genderqueer or gender fluid, intersex, prefer not to say, or other.
Under sexual orientation, applicants are given choices between: homosexual, gay, lesbian bisexual, pansexual, queer, questioning, heterosexual, asexual, aromantic, prefer not to say, or other.
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