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From the Archives: Top 10 Utterly Ridiculous Gender Studies Courses

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Posted on November 6 2010 8:00 am
Jenn escaped blue state academia for redder pastures in the South. Follow her on Twitter and read more of her work at JennQPublic.com.

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This post was originally published on August 8, 2010.

Imagine: you’re paying $30,000 a year to send your kid to college and she calls to tell you her class schedule. “Monday and Wednesday mornings I’m taking ‘The Phallus’ and Tuesday and Thursday I have ‘Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music.’”

“You’re taking the what?”

These course titles aren’t a joke.

Women’s studies has long been a field in which scholarship takes a backseat to leftist activism and radical feminist politics. Although the discipline has “evolved” to encompass gender and sexuality studies, campus programs remain ideologically sterile laboratories designed to indoctrinate students into the ins and outs of the live-action role playing game they call feminism.

Typically gender studies departments are nothing more than vocational training programs for progressive activists. The political litmus tests and radical feminist indoctrination administered by these programs are well documented in One-Party Classroomby David Horowitz and Jacob Laskin. When students sign up for classes like “Introduction to Women’s Studies” at Penn State, they may not realize they’re getting a “course in (rather than about) the ideology of radical feminism.”

But not all gender studies classes have such innocuous titles. Here are 10 hit-you-over-the-head ridiculous gender and women’s studies courses offered by American colleges and universities:

The Unbearable Whiteness of Barbie

Pornographies On/Scene

Che Guevara, the Man and the Myths

Feminist Understanding of Victims

How to be Gay: Male Homosexuality and Initiation

Feminisms and the Fate of the Planet

Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music

Women’s Fabrication Skills

The Phallus

Gender, Race and Gay Rights in the Obama Era

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