Sunday, March 23, 2008

Death of Academic Feminism: Women's Studies Canned in UK

Beginning this summer British universities will no longer offer an undergraduate degree in women's studies.

Critics argue the reason was dwindling interest with students finding the subject of feminism and the struggle for equality, "predictable, tiresome and dreary" while others claim it was the universities fault for under promoting the studies program and students who preferred to pay tuition for courses which actually helped them obtain a degree in the job market.
"[Taking] women's studies as a separate course may not feel as relevant to women who go to university to help them enter the job market," said Jean Edelstein, an author and journalist. "As the feminist movement has become increasingly associated with extreme thoughts, women who may have previously been interested in women's studies may be deterred by these overtones."
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