Skip to comments.Leftists Denounce “American Taliban” University for Replacing Gender Studies with Constitution
Posted on 05/25/2014 6:01:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The University of South Carolina is dumping its Gender Studies center which became notorious for holding an event titled How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less and is going to teach the US Constitution instead.
The Center for Womens 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.
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.
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 years worth of courses on the nations founding documents.
The left is outraged and revolting. As usual.
The Morning News, owned by Warren Buffett, editorialized that this was “A chilling act of retribution” and “Required reading programs serve several purposes. Most importantly, though, the programs are intended to prepare students for the expectations of college-level discourse and open them up for the diversity theyll find both on campus and in the real world. Were not sure reciting the Bill of Rights, no doubt important to know, qualifies in that regard.”
Just so you understand, the Morning News’ official editorial is insisting that knowing the Bill of Rights is irrelevant to “college level discourse” and the real world. Unlike, “How to be a Lesbian in Ten Days.”
This is America. This is America on the left’s version of educational crack cocaine.
Meanwhile the petition signatures are even crazier.
Thomas Davies WOODRUFF, SC
As an alumni, a non-traditional student, and a straight, white, older man, I can’t say enough about how my participation in WGS courses and the Center, changed my life for the better. Because enlightenment comes slowly to some outside academia, students, faculty, and staff need this resource. We cannot let an american Taliban rule our institutions of learning.
You’re probably likelier to find the Taliban, both the metaphorical kind, and the Islamic kind, being supported by a Gender Studies center, than a Constitutional law center.
Just ask Professor Judith Butler.
Kurt Metzmeier LOUISVILLE, KY
That is un-American and recalls not only the McCarthy blacklist era but also the totalitarian regimes of the Cold War. They have come first for USC Upstate. I cannot say nothing.
Except he does. Also McCarthyism. And a fake poem about defending Communists by a Nazi sympathizer who never actually wrote it that the left quotes incessantly.
When leftist activists get people fired for their views, that’s freedom. But when taxpayers refuse to fund “How to be a Lesbian”, it’s McCarthyism.
Can someone explain this to me.
Pamela Jennings BELLVUE, CO
Because many people will no longer feel as welcome or accepted at USC Upstate if the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is not reinstated.
On the other hand, people who don’t want to be denounced for their gender or race will feel more welcome.
Alexandra Chua EL CERRITO, CA
Because the dominant culture is essentially an unsolicited study of white, male cis-gendered heterosexuals
And comments like these show why gender studies centers are nothing but outlets for leftist bigotry.
Kenne Mwikya NAIROBI, KENYA
The fight against sexism, homophobia and racism means that we have to keep vigilant against the political elite who are always out to destroy everything that is not to their selfish interests. Closing down the CWGS will be a crippling blow to people who, without it, never belonged to the larger USC community!
I think the Democratic Party just got its 2016 nominee.
Kwame Holmes CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Without the ongoing work of women’s and gender studies departments there’s no question my place in the academy would be less secure.
But is that a bad thing?
Liz Richardson SPARTANBURG, SC
Taking away this program is like stepping back in time when women and minorities could not vote.
Yes it’s exactly like that. But since there’s no Center for Eskimo Studies does that mean that it’s like Eskimos can’t vote?
Yes, please let these degenerate Leftist a-holes talk and talk.
Let every taxpayer be exposed to their boundless arrogance and hatred of our country’s founding principals.
While they’re at it they should convert the economics department to Austrian economics instead of government cheer
leading economics. They’re aren’t many movers and shakers with degrees in gender studies.
We cannot co-exist with these people. Either we separate and segregate, or we get into a shooting war.
“I cannot say nothing.” So I’ll say something? I guess that’s what she means.
Sounds like a move in the ‘right’ direction.
However, how many Lecturers will be like the Lecturer in Constitutional Law who now occasionally sits in the Oval Office and complains about the restrictions of The Constitution places on him?
“cis-gendered heterosexuals” What the hell is that?
RE: cis-gendered heterosexuals What the hell is that?
See here for an explanation of this madness:
OK, I just looked it up. It means normal but draped in their double speak made up language.
I’m so proud of my alma mater, the University of South Carolina, which I can see from my balcony. This news is truly heartwarming, especially given the congratulatory comments from around the world.
The Constitution trumps wymyms studies! Hoodathunkit?
“We hail thee, Carolina, and sing thy high praise
“With loyal devotion, remembering the days
“When proudly we sought thee, thy children to be:
“Here’s a health, Carolina, forever to thee!
Anybody know which poem he's talking about here?
It means you're normal and that your brain is wired correctly for sexual identity.
Nevermind. It’s the “First they came for the Communists, and I said nothing...” thing. I was hoping that wasn’t what it was, but that’s it.
Great! Where can we signup our Congress-critters?
The Wikipedia definition only confused me more.
If we are at the point where we confuse children and adolescents regarding the simple obvious natural fact that humans come in 2 flavors...male and female...if we cannot enforce this concept...I am saddened at the lose of innocence for our youth...and am seeing nothing but rapid decline and decay if the American experience.
camps , not campuses
It is ironic that when I saw this article here on FR, the article below it was about the lack of “fun” in islam. Leftists and muslims have something in common and that is the inability to live life with any kind of humor. Both groups are bitter in their own ways and demand total grim submission.
This particular case epitomizes why the left has just about ruined America. Fifty-sixty years ago you didn’t have to worry about classes for LGBTs or whatever kinds of messed up people in academia. The idea of replacing a class on the constitution for one of these gender identity classes would have been laughed at and rejected out of hand. Times are different. Lunatic libs now control academia. Until that’s changed, this country will keep going downhill.
If I (a straight man) can become a lesbian in 10 days, does that mean that a lesbian can become straight in 10 days?
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Remember that movie “Invasion of The Body Snatchers” ? They ought to make a movie about libs/leftists taking over the country. Many millions of would-be, normal people have succumbed to the disease of leftism.
Sure seems headed that way.
In other words, normal.
As an alumni, a non-traditional student, and a straight, white, older man...
Mr. Davies, unless you are half of a conjoined twin, you are an alumnus. If you are going to associate yourself with a university, you should make sure to use correct English. Otherwise, you are an embarrassment.
I'm proud of USC, and I hope my grandchildren go there some doay, if they desire. It's possible, since they live in Aiken.
Since you’re normal, you’re already a male lesbian.
According to El Rushbo (also a male lesbian), it’s the only politically correct way to be attracted to women.
And speaking as a male lesbian, I too am irresistibly drawn toward the opposite sex. But I don’t think this is what the CWGS had in mind about creating lesbians.
Agreed. Conservatives should leave the blue states for the south and midwest; marxists should more to 'more tolerant' areas like Red England and the left coast.
I skipped the rants from leftists that live outside of South Carolina, because their views are irrelevant to this issue. That being said, the last woman, is still wrong.
YES! Liberal tears! South Carolina has done a very very bold thing here, and I encourage other red states to do the same. You fund these indoctrination camps with state money. SHUT DOWN LEFT WING CLASSES and replace them with constitution courses.
It is high time for the grievance studies teat to dry up. It has proven to be an investment in protracted misery and discontent, keeping open any legitimate wounds of the past, and providing excuses for those in the present to underachieve based on events and social climates of decades ago. If anything, the continuance of blaming the present for the past will only ensure a backlash against those who claim grievance which may be far worse than the past they claim to study.
Enough. You are what you are and you ain't what you ain't, as the song goes (John Prine's Dear Abby). Where you go from there depends on your achievements in the real world.
This is hilarious. I hope that it, and other cutbacks like it, sweep the red states. No reason that taxpayers should in any way fund bigotry, sexism, or racism. Ethnic and gender studies programs are as reprehensible in their way as would be programs lauding the wonders of slavery.
It is those who identify with their sex at birth, and are attracted to the opposite sex, what we used to call call ‘normal’.
I just wanted to read that again. That made my day. Maybe my whole week.
The determination on the part of the Left to turn universities into cauldrons of social hatred and sexual playpens is, I am hoping, finally reaching a peak. This particular abscess has been lanced and will be drained, and the healing will begin. There are plenty of others.
I think I know of a textbook on the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers that will be published in the not too distant future that might be perfect for the course.
This is a rare victory for conservatives in academia. People need to turn up the heat in other states...how exactly that is accomplished, I’m not sure.
You got to teach Racism to progate it, and having attended one of theses classes before I can tell you that they are nothing more than outlets for teaching Racial and sexual resentment and hate.
Its one thing to know history its quite anther to dwell and demand retribution from those now living and innocent for it. No government has any business funding this racist and sexist madness. The people only have an interest in their citizen knowing of the Constitutional limits of Government less they be tempted to elect leaders who violate those limits for whatever reason thus assaulting the rights of all other citizens.
It is this self-interest alone that even begins to argue for public funding of education in a democracy.
Why is everyone except straight white guys entitled to feel “welcome and accepted”?