WOMEN'S STUDIES

I just don't get it. In today's world of tight job markets, word comes that undergraduates at American colleges are choosing women's studies and gender studies at increasing rates. Enrollment up 300 percent since 1990. Students are on a  (war)path for social justice it seems...but as careers?

I definitely missed something in my college years and the decades since...working my way through a changing world and changing marketplace. I studied computer science, math, government and law while getting my journalism degree.   I learned about women’s issues  by working…hard… at UT and on a career path largely populated by men…in those days.  Note, I say populated but not necessarily dominated. This woman has neither felt victimized nor aggrieved in earning my living, competing, and, I hope, opening a path for women behind me.

So consider my confusion over paying tuition to study these things.  But I do wish them well in their future job searches.

Shara Fryer

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