Gender studies scholars say the field is coming under attack in many countries around the globe

Dec 5, 2018 by

Scholars say their field is coming under increasing pressures from forces outside the academy who want to delegitimize it.

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The decision by the Hungarian government earlier this fall to withdraw accreditation from gender studies programs — a full-frontal governmental assault on an academic discipline — sent shock waves ​through the field.

Gender studies “has no business [being taught] in universities,” because it is “an ideology not a science,” a deputy to Hungary’s prime minister, Zsolt Semjen, told the international news agency Agence France-Presse.

Semjen also said labor market demand for the field was “close to zero.”

“No one wants to employ a gender-ologist,” Semjen said.

 

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