Leftists Denounce “American Taliban” University for Replacing Gender Studies w/Constitution

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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 horror. The humanity. The heterocisgenderpatriarchal privilege.

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.

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 year’s worth of courses on the nation’s 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 they’ll find both on campus and in the real world. We’re 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?

  • liz

    So now it’s anti-American to teach the Constitution and Declaration.
    And they can say that with a straight face! It’s time to shut them down completely and burn them to get rid of the contamination.

    • laura r

      its over hate to break it to you. over.

    • oneteedoffpatriot

      College’s have gone as far as to shut down and shout down kids handing out copies of these documents.

  • Veracious_one

    The leftists and Democrats don’t want the young people to know about their heritage and rights, they might start asking questions that require answers.

    • BS77

      Won’t happen…..as Michael Savage has said, “LIberalism is a mental disorder”……

      • DB1954

        It will happen when parents stop paying junior’s college tuition.

        • Micha Elyi

          If parents hadn’t paid their little Darla’s college bills, there wouldn’t have been any Women’s Studies departments or campus Women’s Centers.

  • FrontandCenter

    This is great news! Especially since the plans to build those new state-of-the-art gender studies factories in SC have been canceled.

  • wilify

    In fine, The Constitution produced the United States of America. Lesbians and Homosexual Men are incapable of reproduction. Which is more important?

    • Julius

      Leftists believe the world’s overpopulated. So I know what they think is more important.

    • IndigoRed

      Gays and lesbians are as capable of reproduction as any random group. Generally, it’s Straight people who create homosexuals.

      Be that as may, the Constitution is a hell of a lot more important than courses on How to Become a Lesbian in Ten Days. Gender Studies were always bogus.

      • wilify

        Take Biology 101. However I thoroughly agree with your 2nd paragraph. Incidentally, I wonder, how many children does Richard Simmons have?

        • IndigoRed

          If you’re saying that two women or two men can’t create a child together, that is correct. What I’m saying is that a lesbian with gay or straight sperm, naturally or artificially introduced, most certainly can reproduce. An example is lesbian Melissa Etheridge was artificially inseminated with the sperm of David Crosby. The lesbian had reproduced. Could have as easily been Boy George.

  • pete

    Yes it’s exactly like that.

    indeed, we’re all GONNA DIIIIIIEEEEE

    good grief, the amount of hyperbole [[tragically effective, nonetheless]]

  • FrontandCenter

    Really?

  • FrontandCenter

    Again

  • JackSpratt

    The sound of communists squealing is music to my ears!

  • JDinSTL

    Until the people in charge learn to ignore the left-wing loudmouths, we’ll continue to struggle as a nation.

  • Bryan Schmick

    You read articles about people with degrees that can’t find meaningful employment. How does gender studies relate to employment in the real world?

  • kilfincelt

    These people are insane. In the first place I am female and took a few women’s study courses in college. They did nothing to enhance my education nor did they make me feel more welcome on campus. Secondly, you can’t easily get a job with a degree in women’s studies unless you get a PhD and teach at the college level. Thirdly, I had to study the Constitution in order to graduate from Community College. I got more out of studying the Constitution than I ever did those few women’s study courses. And what’s this about the political elite being “out to destroy everything that is not in their” self-interest. I should think that every U.S. citizen’s self-interest is best served by knowing what our founding documents say, particularly what is found in the Bill of Rights..

    • oneteedoffpatriot

      Yes, but as you say, they are insane.

      • Centurion13

        Their behavior is insane if you judge it by the standards of responsible adults. As these people are forever frozen in the throes of eternal adolescent rebellion, they will never be accountable for their behavior and they will never grow up. Instead, depend on them to spew nonsense and hatred and denial until they die. They don’t care about anything except getting what they want, no matter how destructive it is to them or anyone else. Better to rule in Hell than serve in Heaven.

    • verneoz

      You have captured this scourge perfectly. The majority of these “social science” courses are platforms for radical left America-haters to indoctrinate their students. The book by David Horowitz, The Professors, is an excellent documentation of how college women’s studies, gay & lesbian studies, African-American studies, Muslim studies, etc. departments skewer facts and twist history to fit their radical left agenda. The book contains mini-bios of over 101 professors along with excerpts of their speeches and writings. I recommend it to anyone who is puzzled by the lack of knowledge of American history, US Constitution, the Federalist Papers, AND the high interest in Marxist-Leninist agendas, and other left wing fads.

      • laura r

        horowitz is the way to go if you want the real deal.

      • DB1954

        College students should stay away from any course or department that has the word “studies” in the title. You will study your navel and not much else.

  • verneoz

    “…and recalls not only the McCarthy blacklist era…” Another left wing lie. There was no McCarthy blacklist. The blacklist was actually Hollywood’s blacklist constructed by the big studios. BTW, McCarthy was right. The Federal government and Truman’s administration were loaded with card carrying Communists. One such Communist was instrumental in influencing the Dept of State & DoD to reduce support for pro western Gen Chiang Kai Shek and swing support to Mao…China went Communist. It’s all in the heavily footnoted book, Blacklisted by History.

    • JackSpratt

      It’s also in he decrypts of the Venona Secret Surveillance Program, run during the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, and declassified in 1995. The decrypts are compiled in a volume called: The Venona Secrets.
      Evans had many more declassified records to work with in his volume: Blacklisted by History. He also located the back channel communications between the Truman Administration and Senate Democraps, in their quest to ‘destroy’ (as they put it), Senator McCarthy.

      • JackSpratt

        I should add that most of the investigations into American communists and their activities were taking place in the House (HUAC), for which the apologists for American communist falsely attribute to Senator McCarthy.

        • DB1954

          And the House committee (HUAC) was going on in the late 1940s. They were over by the time of McCarthy’s Wheeling West VA speech to the Women’s Republican club.

    • DB1954

      The “blacklist” had to do with the HUAC’s investigation of Hollywood in the late 1940s. McCarthy was in the Senate, and the Army-McCarthy hearing wasn’t until 1954. Army-McCarthy was also called by the Democrats–not McCarthy. The “blacklist” had nothing to do with Senator Joe McCarthy.

      McCarthy was right about the big picture. The problem was that McCarthy was a drunk. There WERE communists in the government, but McCarthy’s charges were so wild and over-the-top, no one could believe him by the time of the Army-McCarthy hearing. McCarthy–it must be said–was a drunken buffoon and acting like one, but sadly, the Democrats were so defensive and vindictive, they set Joseph Welch, the disgusting puke on McCarthy’s chief lawyer and adviser, Roy Cohn. In the Army-McCarthy hearing, Welch was gay-baiting Roy Cohn by threatening to expose Cohn as gay, and of course, Cohn WAS gay. But Welch’s hysterical speechifying–“have you no shame”–should have been McCarthy’s line. Welch managed to make McCarthy look like a crazed fanatic while covering up a junior member of his law firm who had been a member of a pinko organization, the National Lawyers’ Guild. You can see Cohn sweating bullets as Welch bellows his famous words. The shame was all Welch’s. What a travesty.

  • UCSPanther

    Gender studies degrees are useless except for lording over your co-workers while working as a barista at the Starbucks.

    In a blue collar environment, they would be a potential source of ridicule and suspicion from the coworkers.

    • Daniel W Kauffman Jr

      Be nice if you were right but they do gravitate to HR depts then we start getting diversity training sessions

      • Guest2

        Oh you are so correct! Corporations who think they do a good thing by hiring these gender studies grads in HR Diversity organizations are actually hiring Trojan Horses into highly visible, highly influential positions. These people are community activists, plain and simple. Based on my experience with two such individuals, if you have an OFCCP audit, they attempt to twist data and interpretation of said data so as to improve the probability for a government regulator to issue a finding. Of course, if there is a finding or more, then they come back and say, hey, I know someone that can help us deal with the “issue.” Let’s hire one of my Gender Study colleagues to build training material, provide training, etc.

        Oh and for those in the LGBT community that substituted a Gender Studies course or two for a course in the Classics, Trojan above is not a condom.

  • laura r

    what if i dont want to be a lesbian? was the course required? why are lesbians so popular in colleges these days? i would think it would have lost it’s luster. after all theres ellen, racheal, etc. we have lesbians in our face 24/7 if we choose. maybe the trend will dissapear? so whats the deal these days in college? do you get to choose whether its lesbian studies, islamic studies, racial studies. how about “radical black lesbian islamic gender” studies? you can do a crash course.

    • VictorErimita

      It’s not so much that they are popular as that they are loud proselytizers. Everyone should celebrate gayness and condemn heterosexuality. Everyone should discover their true inner gay urges, but any mention of gays exploring hetero urges is bigotry. “Cisgendered” people are somehow blameworthy for the sin of being mentally and physically balanced. But those who are convinced they are innately the opposite gender of their body, in which they are trapped (while simultaneously claiming that gender roles are constructed), who have suddenly appeared in suspiciously high numbers, are to be deferred to in every possible way, celebrated as heroes and victims of those who simply want to go about their business without constantly hearing about the bizarre preoccupations of others.

      • laura r

        “suddenly appeared in suspiciously high numbers” yes most of this is nonsence. its to get attention, lets see how much it changes people. you cant make someone into a lesbian, it wont stick.

    • DB1954

      I can only imagine the male students who went to this event.

  • DogmaelJones1

    I’ll bet a lot of these sorrowful complainants got Masters degrees in “Gender Studies” in such subjects as, “The Social Costs of Making Faces at Gay/Lesbian/Punk-Transgender Employees in the Fast Food Service Industry”; “The Subterranean World of White Racism in University Fraternities and Sororities”; “Going Potty: The Untold Benefits of Unisex/LGTB WZ Restrooms”; “Why Males Should Be Admitted to Lesbian Pink Motorcycle Gangs”; “God as a Hermaphrodite Throughout Religious History: The Vatican’s Suppressed Story.” And etc.

  • Kenneth James Abbott

    These “how to be a lesbian in 10 days” and other recruitment stunts are a shot in the foot.

    If, as they claim, homosexuals are “born that way” and cannot change, then how could they conscience taking someone who wasn’t “born that way” and bullying them into an unnatural lifestyle? Supposedly, that’s a horrible thing when a molested kid is told “no, this doesn’t make you gay” because they’re making him something he’s not–but if that were true, what of the people who are doing exactly what they accuse us of?

    • American1969

      Excellent point!
      If being homosexual is because you’re “born that way”, why would you then need to teach a class entitled, “How to Be A Lesbian In Ten Days”?

      • laura r

        lesbian good. hetrosexual bad. repeat after me. i do believe that is the message here.

      • DB1954

        It’s a bit disappointing, but I think the title is probably ‘tongue in cheek.’ It sounds like it. Lefties seem to love humorous deception or just deception.

      • M

        You’ve never heard of LUGs, eh?

        (Lesbians Until Graduation–aka suck-ups to lezzie profs)

        • American1969

          Never heard of that one! That’s new.

  • oneteedoffpatriot

    Wow, it’s as if the Left hates America’s founding documents almost as much as they hate the Bible.

    • ss396

      The Bible is not one of the founding documents, but it surely informed those documents.

  • MargieMcTrouble

    ROTFLMFAO! the Neo- Communists are SO funny! Now how do I get my old arthritic knees to help me get back up off the floor?

    • Daniel W Kauffman Jr

      I think the Neo prefix is redundant

      • MargieMcTrouble

        Oh, that’s okay, it matches my redundancy.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    A required course in sexuality, any kind of sexuality, shows no serious academic standards. An indoctrination course shows no commitment to the liberal arts. It’s high time that management gut the faculty and start over.

    • http://1389blog.com/ 1389AD

      I, for one, am tired of the sexualization of every aspect of life.

  • therealend

    So now, teaching the Constitution is something only a Taliban will do? Or ever do? My, what brutes!

  • johnlac

    You know we’ve entered the realm of the lunatic, leftist world when classes on the constitution replacing some idiotic, gender studies class is regarded by supposedly sane adults as suppressing free speech.

  • De Doc

    Many kids going to university today are so spoiled and impractical. The multitude of these idiot studies programs are laughable and while China and India train their students in science and engineering, we laud coursework such as, “TV Themes for Cis-Transgendered Pets.”

  • Softly Bob

    The Left are not just deluded and sly they are downright evil.

    • willbest

      The upshot is they stopped trying to pretend to hide it behind equality, social justice. It makes it far easier to oppose.

  • American1969

    *gasp!*
    Oh, the humanity! Replacing Gender Studies with—-the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Federalist Papers! Oh, holy God! The world is going to come to a catastrophic end! People will learn accurate history and what the Founder’s actually wrote and said rather than revisionist dreck!
    You can’t help but laugh at leftists. Really. How can you not?

    • Mr_Miyagi

      “People will learn history.” Not only that, but there might even be written TESTS on the subject matter! There, I said it, TESTS! Maybe even with ESSAYS instead of multiple choice questions. And–oh, the horror–the students might even have to STUDY…which will take valuable time away from their drinking and hooking up and from spring break in Cancun. It’s sooooo unfair. This was supposed to be a four year vacation. Now they’re going to have to work at LEARNING. Social injustice, that’s what it is.

      • American1969

        OMG! You mean all that money that their parents’ spend on four-year institutions might actually have to result in actual education?
        *gasp!*
        You can’t do that to the poor, little darlings! They’re used to getting a trophy just for participating! Now they’ll be traumatized because they actually have to do work!
        LOL!

  • DaCoachK

    Idiots in the “Resentment Studies” wing of the Democrat Party are against America. Who knew? These emotion driven fools have been out to tear the country apart since the 1960s and the advent of the multi-culti-diversity-is-our-strength-movement. Of course, the entire movement is Victim’s Inc., which delegates one’s rank in society on his/her order in the food chain of who’s been screwed the worst by evil, heterosexual YT. To hell with these people. Please someone, start the civil war so the purging can begin.

  • George Pepper

    There is nothing more post-modernly worthless than gender studies and race studies departments. There is exactly nothing intellectual about them. It’s all a bunch of pretentious garbage. Good riddance.

    • DB1954

      No, you’re wrong. Black studies courses and departments stir up lots of racial consciousness, resentment, animosity, and racism. Isn’t that the point? It’s all worthwhile, if you’re Al Sharpton.

  • Surly Jake

    “American Taliban University?” Yeah, because the Taliban loves the individual rights and freedoms espoused in the founding documents so much.

  • Nonameworks

    Smart move for SC.

    These people protesting so vehemently obviously need to take the courses they are objecting to for the simple fact that it is the Bill of Rights that protects them from getting their heads cut off, being stoned, or being hung.

    Since they do not know that it proves the point that this program is on solid ground and is necessary for the well educated South Carolinian, as well as Kenyans and Californians.

    Who knows? It might help them be more “tolerant.”

    • willbest

      But they want the totalitarian government they support to have those powers so as to punish their enemies.

  • Swen Swenson

    Let’s remember that it was arch-feminist Gloria Steinem that gave Bill Clinton his ‘one free grope’. In that light their outrage here rings a bit hollow.

  • LouAnnWatson

    hoping this will help other universities step forward…we need to turn this ship around, quickly!

    • mishong

      Note that the university didn’t step forward; they were compelled by the legislature through funding. Left to their own devices, gender studies would have continued unabated.

  • ss396

    Do you suppose that their outrage has anything to do with having to take a course for which they will actually have to do some studying? (As opposed to just affirming what they’ve already been indoctrinated into.)

    • willbest

      The Federalist papers are a bit of thick reading. It kind of amazes me that they were published in papers for the general populace to consume. I doubt 2/3rds of the people who graduated high school today could read them for comprehension.

      • ss396

        True, the Federalist Papers do take an effort, and I share your amazement at their general, popular consumption in the day. It helps (me) to think of the times and the circumstances of their publication: the Nation preparing to potentially go through a major upheaval in governance has surely got to be an attention-grabber. Even today we see a dramatic uptick in public attention to politics as the election draws nearer. (The quality of information provided to the voters is another story, but one that was also true in the 1700’s.) Additionally, in the time of the Founding, the general population did not have the convenient diversions that we do today. Newspapers, and I suppose the taverns, were the predominate ones. Outside of God and family, what else was there to pay attention to?

        I also agree with your comment on the high school students of today; but I counter that it is not necessary for them to have comprehensive instruction in the whole of the Federalist Papers. A selected 6-8 of the papers could provide the background construct of our Federal Republic, a background that seems so sorely lacking today. In my day, we did not study ALL of Homer, or ALL of Chaucer, or ALL of Frost or Browning or Poe or Dickens or whomever. We were exposed to them, and what they brought to The Great Conversation.

        However, a comprehensive study of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence is well within the capability of today’s students. That they do not demonstrate that capability is purely because it is not demanded of them.

        • MGTanker

          A comprehensive study of the Constitution necessitates a study of the Federalist Papers. It well could be that a separate course of studies is dedicated to each of the DoI, USC, and the Federalist Papers. Perhaps have the Federalist Papers be a prerequisite of the USC.

      • DB1954

        But those who could vote in those days could read them. Ahhh for the good old days …

      • richard40

        Just goes to show how truly literate much of the early American population actually was. Far more so than your typical gender studies graduate.

    • Shootist

      Don’t give an algore what they’re outraged about. It is obvious the last several generations have lacked adequate Civics instruction. If you want to love your country, your country ought to be lovely. The only way to achieve that is through responsible citizenship.

      • ss396

        In my day (50 years ago) civics was introduced at grade school level. Simple stuff, sure, but my high school had a full-semester required course on civics and government. How it faded from the curriculum I cannot guess, but fade it did. From the asinine statements of today’s leading politicians – including that purported Constitutional scholar called the President – I suspect most of them never even bothered to read the Constitution that they swore to uphold, much less something as challenging as the Federalist Papers.

        I can only hope and pray that University of South Carolina is the start of the movement toward – as you say – responsible citizenship.

        • Jefferson Paine

          My time and yours are about the same. I suggest you consider that Obama and other elite leftists have read and studied the Constitution.. but in the same way you or I or any real American would read and study the works of Karl Marx…

          The left despises the entire concept upon which America was founded as documented by the Constitution, Declaration, Federalist papers and other founding documents.

          The idea of founding a nation rooted in the liberty, freedom and rights of the individual and severely limiting government’s power over the individual goes against everything they believe in.

          They are collectivists who believe the government decides what rights/liberty/freedoms one gets based upon what the elite deigns is best for the collective.

          The Left believes the government is the source and arbiter of rights and the central government elite should grant rights and freedoms by virtue of one’s membership in favored/protected groups.

          Americans need to wake up and understand the left despises all things American and that the historic decline of the middle-class is not an accident as the middle-class is, to the left, the epitome of all things they hate about America: Success and prosperity based on individual effort and merit and much of it achieved in spite of oppressive government that seeks above all to control the life of the individual.

          • richard40

            The left also studied the constitution in the same way a crooked lawyer studies something, looking for loopholes and ways to argue around it.

          • ss396

            Agreed, except that I don’t accord “hate” and “despise” to these charlatans. To have such strong elements of character requires unwavering stance, firmness of conviction, and absolute morality. The left lives and breathes convenience. They are not noble enough to be able to hate or to despise. They are very adolescent in this.

            The most telling clue to me for lack of comprehension to the founding philosophies of America is their insistence on relegating everything to democracy; to majority rule. The Senate, the Electoral College, the basis of who to support in foreign affairs – they (and far too many Republicans) worship the false god of Democracy. Our Nation’s Founders were well aware of the traps and shorcomings of Democracy – and stated such in the Federalist Papers as to why they choose a Federal Republic instead. de Tocqueville picked up that torch, too, and went on at great length about the problems not only of democracy, but also of equality.

            And when the President shows publicly that he does not understand how the House represents the people (and we are all equal there) while the Senate represents the States (who are all equal there – irrespective of ;their population) he shows a thorough incomprehension of literally the most basic tenet of this Nation. He is no Constitutional scholar, no matter what he or anyone says.

  • David Gillies

    All degree courses with the word ‘studies’ in the title are meretricious, without exception. They should be scrapped wholesale and their employees and graduates blacklisted from academia. The remaining fragments of most humanities departments are no better: they have been so hollowed out by Marcusian termites that their complete shuttering would not affect the level at which meaningful scholarship is generated.

    • willbest

      I actually consider religious studies to be a subset of History. Or at least it used to be. Its now probably about the judeo-christian Hegemony and the Islamic fight for freedom.

  • fred1724

    USCU can join in with Hillsdale and the Service Academies if they ever require a course in the Constitution to graduate. (You’ll know they’re talking about it when the riot starts).

  • Buford Gooch

    “The left is outraged and revolting” I know. They stink on ice.

  • pete

    uh, having now finished the entire article – what say you, Mr. Greenfield?

    “How to be a Kuffar in 10 minutes”……. anything???

  • Drumwaster

    Required reading of our nation’s founding documents? “A chilling act of retribution”…

    Cisgender and “Male = Rapist” sensitivity training? Mandatory use of taxpayer funds, H8R! And Shut Up, that’s why!

    • DB1954

      :-D lmbo … uh … sorry. It isn’t really funny is it? :O(

  • David Loving

    I thought South Carolina was the land of common sense.

    • DB1954

      The state universities aren’t part of the state. But yes, it does seem a bit odd. You can be sure that the leftwing students major in sociology, black and African studies, womyn’s studies, lesbian studies, gay studies (sex segregated … sshhh), dwarf-tossing studies, navel staring studies, … studies of studies …

    • richard40

      I was not always sure, but they definitely got it right this time.

  • Fred Chittenden

    It’s all about choice — if you want ‘gender studies’, read a book or two on the subject. Perhaps form a club and talk about it with others on your time and your dime. There’s all sorts of clubs that do just that at college.

    There’s also option to attend a different college that offers this sort of course work, if you’re too lazy to undertake your own private study on these sort of subjects.

  • Scott Anderson

    Not to worry. Next month, a new college will be opening up next door called Kwame’s Fisting Academy.

    • ebola131

      I can’t stop laughing….
      Is Barry giving the commencement address?
      III

    • DB1954

      Kwame and Stokeley University? The new name in Ivy League.

  • Sam

    I always wonder if comments from leftists like those above indicate a genuine mental illness or they are just sticking to dogma to advance the ideology and don’t really believe it.

    • jdkchem

      Dogmatic mental illness.

    • Jefferson Paine

      All the above. In one word: Marxism.

  • Dr Why

    I am so proud that I told SUNY to shove it up their

  • I_M_Forman

    Goes to show that student loan programs are going down liberal rat holes for liberal professors. Thank you to that state legislature for showing some guys.

  • VoodooEconomics

    rare act of responsibility on the part of those running the SC University system.

    • richard40

      It wasn’t done by the lefties running the university though, it was mandated by the conservative SC legislature, and they got it right.

  • DB1954

    The University of South Carolina must think they have too many students. I predict that by the fall, 2004 semester, they’re going to find their enrollment falling off dramatically. For one thing, a 4 year degree–especially in liberal arts–isn’t worth a plug nickle, and I’m sure this is no secret in South Carolina. Parents in SC aren’t going to be real enthused about paying money to an institution that teaches their kids to hate them.

  • http://www.chaverimisrael.org Norbert Haag

    Another piece of evidence that the socialist movement, called liberals in the US, is in full war with the idea of freedom, individual responsibility, and the fundaments of the freest society ever on this planet.

    Their goal is to divide to “create”, if necessary, new classes of people who can be driven at each ones throat, just to proof the old fallacy that man is mens wolf.

    This ideology has nowhere, and at no time, led to anything else but murder, slaughter, grief and poverty.

    If universities are places where science is the least common denominator, studies like lesbian behaviour and gay rights, like most of the social sciences have no place in it. At its bottom it is pure making stuff up, not scientific at all.

  • Conservative NOT Racist

    Once again, liberals show their complete intolerance for anything that remotely shows patriotism or the value of understanding our nation and it’s founding upon any principles which would show them to be intolerant, racist, bigoted idiots. They don’t want anyone to actually LEARN a damn thing other than how to have no morals, no real education and nothing that might stop the liberal agenda of tearing this nation down.

    Ha! The joke’s on YOU liberals! Sucks when you lose, but you should be used to that.

  • Centurion13

    Thank you for speaking truth to the Left, Daniel. Also, I note a confirmation of something I have always suspected – the Left uses code words like ‘chilling’ as placeholders when they have, literally, nothing to say. It means nothing but is vaguely threatening. Because who wants to be cold, right?

    • richard40

      Chilling, to a leftist, just means some taxpayer funded leftie propaganda outfit just lost funding. What I really find chilling are campus PC speech codes, and these new campus kangaroo phony rape tribunals.

  • richard40

    Wow, great idea by SC. If anything needs to be taught in our universities these days it is knowledge and respect for the constitution. I will definitely take a center like that over a useless leftie gender studies center. Of course the leftists will probably try to pervert this as well, with BS about a living constitution, and various creative leftie interpretations. But that becomes much harder to do if you study the federalist papers, and other writings of the founders.

  • awesomecarlshow

    I am glad there doing this not taking away the womens study but making people learn our constitution and bill of rights maybe then they will wake up to what is being taken away

  • Herman Nelson

    I’d like to congratulate the college for dumping a BS class and replacing it with something of more substance. In the past, colleges were for higher education, to offer classes that go beyond what high school taught. To inspire and draw out the renaissance ideas and values from within of those that attended. Today I see none of this. Perhaps we’ll pull away from the brink.

  • RecklessProcess

    Gender studies teaches young women that men hate them. It is a lie but is promoted endlessly by our Universities.

  • IndigoRed

    I like the irony of her sign – “EDUCATION NOT LEGISLATION”. It was through legislation – whether state, federal, or university – that alternative or anti-education courses came into being.

  • mzk1_1

    How about the legislatures dissolve the Boards of Regents, and replace them with a committee of legislators and parents? Have them rewrite the catalog and curricula(*) from scratch. All professors who do not co-operate will be sued for breach of contract, and be banned from all university property for 10 years; ditto students who riot (demonstrations are fine) or refuse to leave a building upon request. After the rot is excised (at least 3 years), a new board of regents can be appointed.

    (*) Preferably they should know curricula and alumni are plural nouns.

  • mzk1_1

    They are owned by the State, and they are the responsibility of the state. Man up!

  • Brooke

    1. All I see in this author’s words is hate.

    2. Nobody is trying to shield students from the Constitution

    3. Gender studies are important to understanding people. If the course you named is actually real, it would not be my choice of a course to take, but, you are not attacking one course, you are attacking gender studies as a whole. Congratulations for owning up to the war on gender (in this case, women).

    4. Why was south Carolina not fulfilling it’s requirement for students to read founders documents previously? Don’t bother to answer, I won’t be back to look for one. I see a publication called “Front Page Magazine” and think it’s a pretty generic name, but what I find here is not generic, it’s pure hatred. Not worth revisiting.