One Harry Mount, of the UK Telegraph, simply doesn’t know how to do basic research. This is his claim: The death of feminism at British universities.
Quietly, without much fanfare, women’s studies has disappeared from British universities.
In the 70s, 80s and 90s, thousands of students across the country took the subject.
Over the last five years, numbers have dropped by 75 per cent and only 35 students are doing it this year. This summer, the last place offering the course, London Metropolitan University, is stopping women’s studies altogether.
Of course, not a single university has actually stopped offering studies in feminist theory.
Might I suggest that he try hitting Google with the following search string – gender studies UK – and note how many of those departments trumpet their internationally renowned feminist scholars?
The change in terminology from “Women’s studies” to “Gender Studies” acknowledges that feminism is not just a women’s subject, but that gender stereotypes affect everybody and understanding how they work is the first step towards transforming the negative aspects of gender expectations.
Harry Mount is a numptie.