At work, I am currently assigned to a Psychology of Women class which has, literally, nothing to do with the psychology of women. A more appropriate title for the course would be Indoctrination Into Social and Political Liberalism. The lessons so far have mostly been about how feminism rocks and how conservatives are evil, but certain lessons take an even weirder, darker turn. Leaving with a comprehensive message from the course is quite difficult, but there are two points that have been remarkably salient.
Originally Posted by ryoder
- Homosexuality is 100% biologically, socially and psychologically natural. We don't need to prove this because only bad people ask questions about it.
- Heterosexuality is not biologically, socially and psychologically natural. It is a social construct invented by heterosexist societies. There is no proof at all that men and women are complements to one another.
I'm sure it sounds like I am exaggerating, but I promise you that I am not. This is, nearly verbatim, what they have been "learning" in the classroom. Of course, no student ever objects to it because the professor knows everything and no administrator ever objects to it for fear of losing his or her job.
The class isn't completely useless- there have been a few lectures on the history of women's rights in the United States. However, at the half way point in the semester, the students have yet to see a single nugget of information related to psychology.
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