Not really. And I’m not the first to complain that it IS women’s history month, now, while there is no such thing as men’s history month. This despite….ah, whatever. You know the drill.
My wife is a middle aged learner at a university. She is pursuing a degree in the medical field. This evening she read to me the description of the extra credit project one class was given (optional).
Are you a feminist?
What about feminism has inspired your choice of degree?
Is there a particular feminist you would give credit to for that?
Do you believe feminism is still needed?
On and on. I told her I would complain. The field has a growing number of men, though traditionally its been largely women. My son is in the program, one semester behind my wife. They will both receive their Bachelor of Nursing in 2015. How can he answer that and not be trapped? he can say YES I am a feminist hurray! Or, imagine he says no and is critical of feminism. Clearly the instructor is fishing for feminist affirmations, and its naive to imagine she would be objective when grading men’s projects.
It irritated me enough to actually log in and write something.
(I do have a rather long post that Im almost finished with and hope to get out by Saturday. I was duly provoked by a couple of things and had to, just had to write about them)