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University offers female students extra credit for not shaving their armpits
Campus Reform ^ | July 03, 2014 | Lauren Clark

Posted on 07/04/2014 11:26:16 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder

"Men are also allowed to receive extra credit, as long as they shave their bodies from the neck down.

Student Stephanie Robinson said it was a “life changing experience.”

Female Arizona State University students can receive extra credit for defying social norms and refusing to shave for 10 weeks during the semester.

Women and Gender Studies Professor Breanne Fahs, encourages her female students to cease shaving their underarms and legs during the semester and document their experiences in a journal.

"One guy did his shaving with a buck knife."

Student Stephanie Robinson said it was a “life changing experience.”

“Many of my friends didn’t want to work out next to me or hear about the assignment, and my mother was distraught at the idea that I would be getting married in a white dress with armpit hair,” Robinson told ASU news.

Men are also allowed to receive extra credit, as long as they shave their bodies from the neck down.

Fahs says the experiment illustrates social issues with gender roles, particularly with the male participants.

“One guy did his shaving with a buck knife,” Fahs said. “Male students tend to adopt the attitude of, ‘I’m a man; I can do what I want.”

As the Director of the Center for Feminist Research on Gender and Sexuality Group at ASU, Fahs has been very active in women’s issues. Her academic journals have been published in outlets such as Feminism & Psychology, Psychology of Women Quarterly and Gender and Society. She has also authored books including Performing Sex, Moral Panics of Sexuality and her newest biography on the life of radical feminist and attempted assassin, Valerie Solonas.

Participant and student Jaqueline Gonzalez said the experience allowed her to start on a path of activism.

“The experience helped me better understand how pervasive gendered socialization is in our culture. Furthermore, by doing this kind of activist project I was no longer an armchair activist theorizing in the classroom.” she said. “So much is learned by actually taking part in the theory or idea we learn in the classroom, and we could benefit from this type of pedagogy being taken up by similar classes.”


TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: academicbias; armpits; college; culturewar; feminazis; french; leftismoncampus; napl
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1 posted on 07/04/2014 11:26:16 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

This is what passes for education in ASU? Glad I am going to a technical college.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 11:31:01 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

The academic standards of the new Transformed Amerika


3 posted on 07/04/2014 11:33:28 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Women and Gender Studies Professor

What?

4 posted on 07/04/2014 11:34:23 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!! (this post approved by the NSA))
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

These places used to be called “Institutes of Higher Learning” and they are fast become cesspools


5 posted on 07/04/2014 11:34:45 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Who knew? Them 60’s hippie chicks were ahead of their time.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 11:36:28 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
gendered socialization is in our culture

What kind of job does that prepare you for? A french model?

7 posted on 07/04/2014 11:36:32 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Can I ask a stupid question?

Assuming one wears clothes which cover up certain places, who would know what body hair you shave, or allow to grow? Are these girls going to have to show the hair growth??? What the heck is going on here? This passes for higher education????


8 posted on 07/04/2014 11:37:25 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

What a pit-y.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 11:37:39 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“One guy did his shaving with a buck knife.”

What’s a Real Man doing at that Femi-Nazi college? LOL!

He MUST be a Republican Plant!


10 posted on 07/04/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

So who gets to check to see if those college guys are clean-shaven?


11 posted on 07/04/2014 11:41:48 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: chajin

*GROAN* :)


12 posted on 07/04/2014 11:42:32 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Does shaving your pits make for better armpit farts?


13 posted on 07/04/2014 11:42:33 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Who’s checking the men? You know, to see if they really did shave “down there.”


14 posted on 07/04/2014 11:43:13 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
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"Yeah...No..."

15 posted on 07/04/2014 11:43:32 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“Women and Gender Studies Professor Breanne Fahs”

Kinda figured it would be something like this.

“One guy did his shaving with a buck knife.”

Any guy taking a Women’s Studies class hasn’t earned the right to carry a buck knife. /sarc...or maybe not. ;-)


16 posted on 07/04/2014 11:43:49 AM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: sportutegrl

“So who gets to check to see if those college guys are clean-shaven?”

The girls who get extra credit for braiding their armpits.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 11:43:58 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; sportutegrl

I think the position at the Univ is called an “Ad-junct”

Some of the comments in the article are pretty funny.

“Should raise her grade from “B” to “BO”.


18 posted on 07/04/2014 11:44:09 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ewww Napl.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 11:44:41 AM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

20 posted on 07/04/2014 11:45:56 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder; All

How do the LibTards not SEE that making themselves Gender-blended makes them USELESS Mutants which makes them Soylent Green material?

Wasn’t Carlton Heston CLEAR enough on this point? *SMIRK*


21 posted on 07/04/2014 11:47:03 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: DYngbld
Women and Gender Studies Professor

What?

That the course of study you take when you want to be a short order cook, unemployed, on welfare or a college professor making more unemployable graduates.

I attended my daughter's graduation a few months ago. There was a couple flipping through the graduation program. They were commenting that several of the degree programs produced graduate that will never get a job in their field or that they were destined to be minimum wage earners with Master's Degrees. It's a pity that someone doesn't give them a swift boot and tell them they will never get a job as a Woman's Study graduate in the real world. If there are jobs, there can't be many.

22 posted on 07/04/2014 11:53:23 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Wait, wouldn’t this be a form of Islamophobe?


23 posted on 07/04/2014 11:57:07 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: GeronL

A purse dog smuggler.


24 posted on 07/04/2014 11:59:26 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Dutch Boy

I always wonder that too.

While the study of women may be fascinating on some level, how many jobs recruit for graduates with a degree in women’s studies? What place in the economy do such graduates have?


25 posted on 07/04/2014 11:59:56 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Gefn; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Your-tax-dollars-at-work ping!


26 posted on 07/04/2014 12:00:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

27 posted on 07/04/2014 12:00:39 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder; martin_fierro; mikrofon

28 posted on 07/04/2014 12:02:45 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (It's a Pit thing.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
What place in the economy do such graduates have?

Government "work".

29 posted on 07/04/2014 12:03:01 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: SamAdams76

“Who’s checking the men? You know, to see if they really did shave “down there.””

With or without the Buck Knife?


30 posted on 07/04/2014 12:04:10 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I’m glad I wasn’t drinking anything


31 posted on 07/04/2014 12:04:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder; martin_fierro; mikrofon

32 posted on 07/04/2014 12:05:01 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (It's a Pit thing.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

This is so Seventies. This women is so clueless that she doesn’t understand that girls are shaving a lot more than just armpits these days.


33 posted on 07/04/2014 12:11:06 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“extra credit”?
That alone proves that the course is useless.


34 posted on 07/04/2014 12:18:40 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: DemforBush
A guy might take a Womyn's Studies course for various reasons...:)

Of course, only if it is to get closer to the gullible, good looking ones who don't know any better!

35 posted on 07/04/2014 12:18:41 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: centurion316

Whaaa? What else is there?


36 posted on 07/04/2014 12:19:47 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Boy, I could have become a Rhodes scholar if this is the kind of stuff that would have earned my degree back in the 70s.


37 posted on 07/04/2014 12:19:57 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

It’s things like this that really make me believe I have been transported to an alien universe. I don’t recognize my world anymore.


38 posted on 07/04/2014 12:20:17 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Well, well now you can get a BA degree in armpit hair. That’a our higher education today.


39 posted on 07/04/2014 12:25:27 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Charles Henrickson; Attention Surplus Disorder; martin_fierro
"Furthermore, by doing this kind of activist project I was no longer an armchair activist theorizing in the classroom.” she said

Now she can experience the hair getting caught while getting out of the chair...

40 posted on 07/04/2014 12:26:27 PM PDT by mikrofon ("The Right to unbare Underarms shall not be Entrimmed.")
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

who does this actually help?

is this really just another psych experiment to see how easy it is to control women?

how many tests do they have to do? we know women are more likely to go along with this kind of crap to conform and not stand out, be shamed into stuff, believe certain things are empowering rather than shaming and degrading depending how it’s sold to them.


41 posted on 07/04/2014 12:37:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kingattax

Pity Party ping


42 posted on 07/04/2014 12:38:52 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Remember that old slander “Your mother wears army shoes”? Doesn’t quite have that same punch, does it?


43 posted on 07/04/2014 12:43:05 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Women and Gender Studies Professor...

Whoa. Who saw that one coming?

Student Stephanie Robinson said it was a “life changing experience.”

Which leads us to wonder just how incredibly boring young Stephanie's life was before. It's all better now, though.

Participant and student Jaqueline Gonzalez said the experience allowed her to start on a path of activism.

Wow, pit hair is apparently some pretty magical stuff. Inasmuch as an "activist" is a busybody dedicated to telling other people how to live, though, I'm guessing Jacky had it in her all along.

"The experience helped me better understand how pervasive gendered socialization is in our culture."

Funeral services for the English language will be held in the Quad this evening...

44 posted on 07/04/2014 12:46:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
OK, girls, here's your chance for extra graduation credits: spray your upper lip, amp pits, and nether regions with Miracle Grow. Grow a caterpillar lip and braids for your arm pits and “down South” areas. For you guys, just bathe in Miracle Grow so you can become a faux gorilla.
45 posted on 07/04/2014 1:05:51 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Always striving to enhance the value of a Gender Studies BA. The Master’s Program offers credit for not bathing for two years. Imagine what the PhD program will offer.


46 posted on 07/04/2014 1:06:23 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Are there tests?


47 posted on 07/04/2014 1:06:40 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

If men shave another man’s body from the neck down, they get extra credit in Gay Studies.


48 posted on 07/04/2014 1:07:33 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: taxcontrol

Remember, it’s ASU that is partnering with Starbuck’s Coffee to let baristas earn a degree online.


49 posted on 07/04/2014 1:08:43 PM PDT by DPMD
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Student Stephanie Robinson said it was a “life changing experience.”

Dropping her in the desert with a compass and no clothes is a life changing experience. Not shaving her pits and legs is a joke.

50 posted on 07/04/2014 1:08:48 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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