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‘In Canada Alone, There Are 66 Gender and Women’s Studies Departments’

Posted on | April 6, 2016 | 28 Comments

The astonishing fact in the headline — the proliferation of what I’ve called The Feminist-Industrial Complex in higher education — is cited by Professor Janice Fiamengo in her 15-minute YouTube video with the provocative title, “Women’s Studies Must Die.”

These programs in Canadian universities, she explains, employ hundreds of professors, both full-time and part-time, and when you consider that there are roughly 10 times as many Women’s Studies programs at U.S. colleges and universities (now on more than 700 campuses nationwide), you realize that there are now thousands of faculty whose primary occupation is indoctrinating students in feminist ideology.

Women’s Studies programs “have no more place at a university than voodoo,” Professor Fiamengo says, because “these courses are not about knowledge. They’re about theories of oppression and resistance,” many of them taught from radical Marxist, “queer” or postmodern perspectives. “The fundamental tenets of feminism are not up for debate” in Women’s Studies programs, as Professor Fiamengo explains. As I have elsewhere noted, Women’s Studies courses are not about teaching facts, but instead are about training political activists. Cult mind-control methods are employed to induce students to accept “feminist consciousness,” which is essentially a religious faith in women’s universal victimhood under patriarchal oppression. Taxpayers are required to fund the higher education system where these beliefs are taught; feminism is thereby subsidized and approved as a matter of official government policy.

The best analysis of what is taught in these programs is Professing Feminism: Education and Indoctrination in Women’s Studies, by Daphne Patai and Noretta Koertge. Professor Patai is also author of another excellent book I highly recommend, Heterophobia: Sexual Harassment and the Future of Feminism. For decades now, these programs have continued with little critical scrutiny, either within academia or from legislators in charge of approving education budgets. Why? Because anyone who questions the need for Women’s Studies courses will instantly be accused of sexism, a rhetorical weapon that feminists have used to expand their hegemonic power within academia, and to silence critics of their agenda.

“I spent years studying feminist theory,” Professor Fiamengo says in her video. “I learned things that are untrue, about ‘gender is a social construct’ and about the ‘deep-rooted misogyny of patriarchal culture,’ and it took years to unlearn them. That hundreds of thousands of students across North America still learn these untruths . . . is staggering.” Indeed, it is staggering that so few citizens — most of whom think of “feminism” as essentially harmless belief in “equality” — are unaware of the hateful ideology being promoute in our universities.

People need to wake the hell up.



28 Responses to “‘In Canada Alone, There Are 66 Gender and Women’s Studies Departments’”

  1. Fail Burton
    April 6th, 2016 @ 5:26 pm

    700 hate programs teaching anti-white racism, heterophobia and perverse lesbian supremacist dogma which at times has openly advocated for sex with children. What moronic system of oversight is granting tenure to these professional liars and fabulists?

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 6th, 2016 @ 5:33 pm

    How can there be so many women study programs in Canada when it is illegal there to practice witchcraft?

  3. Joe Joe
    April 6th, 2016 @ 7:41 pm

    The same one that got them started in the 70s. Remember all of the “student protests” back in the late 60s/early 70s on college campuses? Almost all of them asked for Black Studies and Women’s Studies departments. The idea was to get certain ideologies entrenched at the university.

    We see the same “student protests” happening now, this time with the goal to destroy 2000 years of European (Western) culture and history–all a product of the “evil white male.” The “student activists” are demanding that reasonable (i.e. white male) voices be silenced in favor of “lived experience” of minorities and women.

    The ultimate goal, of course, is not about women or minorities: it is about raising kids without a culture:

    How a Generation Lost Its Common Culture

    Some other articles of interest:

  4. Fail Burton
    April 6th, 2016 @ 8:11 pm

    But what about academic rigor? What about serial lying by omission? What about illogic? What patriarchal force prevented women from flying bombers over Nazi Germany? Misogyny? Are 50,000 men dying doing that exact thing an example of unearned privilege? In what prehistoric event did men decide to stop sharing power with women and pass cultural strictures to winnow down lesbianism? That’s not academia, that’s delusion, propaganda, group self-pity, defamation and hatred.

  5. DeadMessenger
    April 6th, 2016 @ 9:04 pm

    Eeyup. That about sums it up.

  6. Delaney Coffer
    April 6th, 2016 @ 10:03 pm

    What a wonderful human being.

  7. RKae
    April 6th, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

    Excellent breakdown and take-down.

    One note: It’s Fiamengo, not Flamengo. (Important if people plan to search for her on YouTube!)

  8. paykasa bozdurma
    April 7th, 2016 @ 12:27 am

    What a wonderful human being….

  9. robertstacymccain
    April 7th, 2016 @ 4:41 am

    Fixed. Thanks for the catch.

  10. Maggie's Farm
    April 7th, 2016 @ 6:17 am

    Thursday morning links

    Pic of Keith Richards, age 286 How a tampon destroyed Sippican’s house It’s like "For the loss of a nail…" Aeneid Book VI, Virgil translated by Seamus Heaney Good news: KFC is fixing a mistake it has been making for years Aeneid Boo

  11. physicsnut
    April 7th, 2016 @ 6:47 am


  12. Constantine XI
    April 7th, 2016 @ 6:55 am

    What can you do with a degree that has “studies” in it?

    Default on your student loan of course! It’s time to make certain degrees INELIGIBLE for Federally backed student loans. And schools that make classes in worthless “studies” subjects mandatory for other degrees should lose accreditation.

  13. CaptDMO
    April 7th, 2016 @ 7:51 am

    “They’re about theories of oppression and resistance,” many of them
    taught from radical Marxist, “queer” or postmodern perspectives”
    Well DUH!
    That’s where the “intersectionality”(sic), and “intersectionability” (sic) comes in.

    (looks better on otherwise vapid CVs, course/ job descriptions, and subsequent resumes)

  14. Dana
    April 7th, 2016 @ 8:34 am

    But, but, but President Sanders is going to make college free anyway, so students won’t be needing student loans, right?

  15. MichaelAdams
    April 7th, 2016 @ 8:46 am

    I once registered for a sociology class. Then I bought the text book, which started off with “Humans are born without instinctive behaviors. All human behavior is learned”. I was a biology major, and knew about various instinctive human behaviors, e.g. a baby turning his head to the side when his cheek is stroked, the better to get the nipple in his mouth. I dropped the course, and got, not only a tuition refund, but also a refund for the text. Huzzah!

    This crap is taught as generally understood truth, with no one to question the basic, spurious assumptions. Here’s another one. Homeopathy has not been regarded as serious medicine since the late 19th century. Sure, it had a logical sense to it, in the beginning, but came to be regarded as logical but non-factual. They were still teaching homeopathic medicine in some state universities into the 1930’s.Any attempt to counter any nutty notion, or,, better still to discontinue its public funding is met with howls of protest, on about the same intellectual level as the howls that got it included in college catalogs in the first place.

  16. marcus tullius cicero
    April 7th, 2016 @ 9:35 am

    …College Mill, the only way these WS graduates will find jobs is by creating MORE WS departments in Colleges and Universities…
    Them graduates cannot find jobs that pay in the real world!

  17. Honest Misanthrope
    April 7th, 2016 @ 10:46 am

    What a beautiful day. What a dreadful coffee I drank at the office. What a poorly shaped tree. What a cute puppy.

  18. Steve Skubinna
    April 7th, 2016 @ 11:06 am

    On the other hand, it does appear to be a successful employment program for those otherwise incapable of taking a place in the work force.

    Seriously, do you want any of those people making your latte or getting your burger and fries?

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    April 7th, 2016 @ 12:24 pm

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  24. mole
    April 7th, 2016 @ 4:44 pm

    Its as lunatic as universities teaching homeopathy

    Its quack science at best and it PRODUCES NOTHING OF VALUE.

    If every one of those courses shut down tomorrow what would be lost? There would be a few more mad cat ladies on the street instead of sucking down 6 figure salaries for whinging.

  25. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 7th, 2016 @ 5:23 pm
  26. Steve Skubinna
    April 7th, 2016 @ 7:50 pm

    So again, it keeps them out of general circulation and that’s a good thing.

    Pity they keep getting themselves exposed to vulnerable students though. Maybe we could take a page from the Cargo Cult and build fake universities, staffed with the same useless drones of administrators and pompous peacock deans and presidents and stockpile all these deranged cat ladies there. No students, just useless parasites but no hosts for them to infect.

    It would still cost the same in monetary terms, but we’d be free of the horrendous social costs.

  27. paykasa bozdurma
    April 8th, 2016 @ 7:49 am

    i think it’s very good post . thank you

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