Push-Back on APUSH

Robert L. Paquette

Robert L. Paquette describes his encounter with AP history at the high school level.

Is There Any Justification for Women's Studies Courses?

George Leef

Jane Shaw examines a women's studies course at North Carolina State and finds that the analysis and intellectual integrity of early feminist studies is missing from modern courses.

The Wacky World of Victim Studies

Peter Wood

Bruce Bawer's new book, The Victims' Revolution is an indispensable guide to the "identity studies" side of contemporary scholarship and academic programs.

My Review of Bawer's The Victim's Revolution

George Leef

Bawer has written a terrific exposé of the pseudo-academic fad of "identity studies" courses and programs.

Masculinity and Mental Health - No Comment

Glenn Ricketts

A new course at UMass/ Amherst seeks to redirect masculinity away from itself, because it's unhealthy.

Women's Studies...Men's Studies...Male Studies

George Leef

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call Wendy McElroy takes a look at this progression on college campuses. First, Women's Studies programs emerged, followed by a sympathetic offshoot, "Men's Studies." Now there's a movement to create Male Studies. What is it all about? Advancing scholarship into new fields of knowledge? Or is this simply the balkanization of the curriculum, creating niche courses to keep a few professors happy?

New AQ Article Online: Feminism on Campus Today

Ashley Thorne

A new essay on campus feminism is now available online at NAS.org. Authored by Karin Agness, founder and president of the Network of enlightened Women (new friends of NAS), the article will appear in the forthcoming "Student Culture" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 2). Agness documents the rise of feminism in higher education and recounts her own encounter with feminism as an undergrad at UVA:

At the end of the tour, I asked her, “Would the Women’s Center consider cosponsoring a group for conservative women?” She looked at me as if I were crazy, chuckled, and said, “Not here.” I thanked her and decided to start a club for conservative women on my own.