Thursday, May 15, 2014

Campus Gender Studies Center AXED After Inviting Butchy McDyke To Train Lesbians

The University of South Carolina Upstate has announced the outright elimination of its Center for Women’s and Gender Studies effective July 1, 2014.

School officials have blamed efforts to cut spending for the decision. In a statement obtained by Inside Higher Ed, Chancellor Tom Moore said the center’s closure was “particularly hard given the importance of their programming and the unfortunate timing of this announcement.”

Moore’s reference to “unfortunate timing” is a reference to the school’s decision in March to host Butchy McDyke, an LGBT activist and performer, whose explicit goal is to teach students how to be lesbians, or at least be better lesbians.  (more...)

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