Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Republicans condemn university's masculinity program as a 'war on men'

As someone who proposed and teaches a course on "masculinities," I find this alarming, to say the least. I would appreciate any of these politicians signing up for a masculinities course before making assumptions. If expanding concepts of masculinity to enable men to be who they want to be beyond established parameters is considered a "war on men," then call me General. Seriously... Leave education to educators. 

From Edward Helmore's article in The Guardian:

"The latest row over academic freedom erupted at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in December when a Republican state senator, Steve Nass, launched an attack on the chancellor and regents over an 
undergraduate program on masculinity that Nass claims “declares war on men”.