Conservatives Cheer South Carolina College for Killing Women’s Studies CenterBreaking News
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The folks at the D.C.-based, conservative-leaning organization Concerned Women for America are downright chipper about a South Carolina college’s decision to scrap its women’s studies center and take up teaching the constitution.
Last Tuesday, the University of South Carolina Upstate announced that due to administrative trimming, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies would go.
On the same day, the South Carolina Senate voted to “punish” USC Upstate, in the words of The Associated Press, for assigning books on homosexuality, mandating that the public university spend the same amount – in this case $17,000 – on teaching the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers.
The center had previously run into gay-related trouble for having hired performance artist Leigh Hendrix, who goes by the stage name Butchy McDyke, to do her show “How To Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less” for a springtime forum on LGBTQ cultural mores. State Republican legislators were not pleased. “If they’ve got extra money sitting around to promote perversion, obviously they’ve got more money than they really need,” said GOP S.C. Sen. Kevin Bryant, according to The State newspaper. The show was canceled.
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