Women’s and Gender Studies have been a big deal on college campuses for decades. Queer studies have been added, thus making women who major in these fields unemployable. Women who major in these fields would be sending up a red flag to any employer (except a college or university).
They would have troublemaker written all over them. Any hint of gender discrimination would immediately be sent to the Equal Employment Opportunity Council (EEOC).
When a college graduate tells me that he or she can’t get a job, I ask two questions: What was your major and what can you do for me?
Actually, I don’t care if a person graduates from college. The second question is the only one that’s important.
Knowing a person’s major tells me the mindset of the person I’m considering for a job. Would I hire someone who majored in gender or queer studies? What do you think?
Here’s some good news.
“The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS) at the University of South Carolina Upstate (USCU) will close on July 1 and the funding, previously allocated for CWGS, will be used to teach the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Federalist Papers.
“Closing the center, which hosted a controversial LGBTQ seminar this spring, will save USCU $45,000 yearly. Additional cuts at USCU will total $450,000 from the university’s budget of $92 million-a year.
“The South Carolina House of Representatives wanted further cuts at both USCU and the College of Charleston, which had already seen budget cuts over mandated gay literature for freshmen students. However, the Senate was hesitant to cut funds for fear of academic censorship.”
Fear of protests and disruptions are what force universities to implement these useless courses and majors.
Finally there’s a state that has politicians with some balls. Well, maybe one ball:
“The chambers compromised by allotting the discussed funds toward teaching the provisions and principles of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Federalist Papers, as well as ‘the study of and devotion to American institutions and ideals.’
“The move puts South Carolina colleges back in compliance with a 90-year-old state law which requires colleges to teach students a year’s worth of courses on the nation’s founding documents.”
While I believe the our nation’s founding documents should be taught in high school, I’m glad that there’s at least one major university getting the education of our nation’s young people back on course.
Time will tell if the legislature caves.