Thursday, April 21, 2016

Degree-granting programs in Women and Gender Studies in Canada

The following are the Canadian universities that offer degree-granting programs in Women's and Gender Studies. I counted the full-time tenured (or tenure-track) professors teaching primarily within the programs:

Friday, April 15, 2016

Interdisciplinarity: Another Word for Emptiness

This is the second in my series of videos offering non-ideological reasons why programs in gender and women’s studies—or whatever they’re called, the names are proliferating—should be closed down. In Episode 32 I talked about the first and foremost reason: because these programs are about advocacy rather than knowledge: they are not about pursuing truth, which should be the only rationale of the university; they’re about

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Myth of Sexual Harassment

There have been many reports about sexual harassment over the past year, from gripping he said/she said cases involving media personalities like TV star Bill Cosby and the CBC’s Jian Ghomeishi to campus scandals such as the Dentistry students at Dalhousie in Halifax, who used Facebook to joke and fantasize about their female colleagues.
According to the mainstream media, sexual harassment is all around us; a headline in the Toronto Sun newspaper recently warned that “One million Canadians, mostly women, report that they have been sexually harassed at work.” The report claimed that 3 out of 10 Canadian women have been victimized by workplace harassment just in the past two years. That’s even worse than

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Women's Studies Is Not Scholarship

Get Activism Out Of Academia
In my last video, I promised that I was going to provide some concrete non-ideological reasons why women’s studies programs should be abolished at universities across North America. This is the first in my three-part series outlining the reasons, which are as follows:
1. These are advocacy programs, not academic programs, and that’s enough right there to declare them totally illegitimate.
2. These programs do not have a subject to teach. They are what is called

Friday, April 1, 2016

Women's and Gender Studies Must Die

In a recent video, I stated that all women’s and gender studies programs should be closed down as quickly as possible. It’s a provocative assertion, I guess. In Canada alone, there are 66 Gender and Women’s Studies departments, programs, course offerings, and institutes, according to a list compiled by the Association for Academic Women’s Studies in 2013. Gender studies courses are offered in all ten provinces and one Canadian territory, and the programs employ hundreds of professors in both part-time and full-time positions, and grant thousands of degrees and certificates. They range from