Washington Examiner: Journalist Amelia Irvine, wrote of her experience at Georgetown University. She shares how she knew the course readings would be liberal-leaning and overtly feminist but did not know how open the professors and administrators would be about this leftward bias, however. Her professor’s syllabus and actions are not unusual for the Women’s and Gender Studies program but just how open were they?
Excerpt from Washington Examiner:
As I glanced through my syllabus for “Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies” on the first day of class, one line in particular stood out:
“Because women’s and gender studies aims to transform knowledge and bring about social change, we will continuously ask ourselves how the ideas we learn about in our readings and class discussions can be translated into intellectual practice and social activism.”
Right from the very beginning, Women’s and Gender Studies was presented not just as an academic discipline, but as preparation for activism. Many college classes discuss current events and modern day social issues, but none take sides so obviously as Women’s Studies classes.