Gender is not a social construct in Hungary anymore :)

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Gender is not a social construct in Hungary anymore :)

Post by Fat Cat » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:42 pm

Last weekend a government decree signed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban came into force, removing gender studies from the list of master's programmes entitled to official accreditation and financial support.

https://www.dw.com/en/hungarys-universi ... a-45944422

LMAO. I don't actually support banning subjects, but even calling gender studies a "subject" is specious. What's not really clear to me is whether this ban means that it is illegal to teach the subject, or just that the government is banned from funding or accrediting gender studies programs.

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Re: Gender is not a social construct in Hungary anymore :)

Post by baffled » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:15 pm

My understanding the first time I read about this was that it's not an accredited subject any longer.

I don't really think the government needs to do anything re: accrediting programs. I mean, unemployable grads with gender studies degrees are a great way to determine whether a subject is worth a shit.
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Re: Gender is not a social construct in Hungary anymore :)

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:10 am

From their point of view, foreign money--complete with divisive agenda--was coming in to promote the grievance industry, thus distorting the marketplace of ideas.

Nobody actually thinks that women's studies or ethnic studies are worth a damn, but there are people who are willing to pay for the chaos and disunity it creates.
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Re: Gender is not a social construct in Hungary anymore :)

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:11 am

Apparently Trump has been channeling his inner Orban:

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/ ... story.html

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Re: Gender is not a social construct in Hungary anymore :)

Post by nafod » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:21 pm

baffled wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:15 pm
I don't really think the government needs to do anything re: accrediting programs. I mean, unemployable grads with gender studies degrees are a great way to determine whether a subject is worth a shit.
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