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Thank goodness we’ll have more college grads who will definitely not be gainfully employed after graduation.  Now, there’s a new area of academic exploration: “Menstrual Studies.” 

Yes, really.  If you thought college was irrelevant already, now academics have created this new field. The first-ever scholarly handbook devoted to the subject will soon be published.  (You should probably go ahead and put this on your Amazon wish list, in case it sells out.)

The Free Beacon has the story:

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstrual Studies, slated for publication in 2020, will be “animated by the central question: what new lines of inquiry, including research questions and social justice engagements, are possible when we center our attention on menstrual health and politics across the lifespan?” according to the book proposal.

The handbook will establish “‘critical menstrual studies’ as a coherent and multi­dimensional transdisciplinary subject of inquiry and advocacy, one that enables an exciting epistemological clarity and potential,” the book proposal goes on. “Attention to menstrual issues across the lifespan surfaces broader societal issues and tensions, including gender inequality, practices and discourses of embodiment, processes of radicalization and commodification, and emergent technologies as read through various disciplines and inter disciplines.”

Handbook editor Christina Bobel—associate professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and president of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research—said she began the project with Sharra Vostral, a history professor at Purdue University, whom Bobel credited with coining the name for the new subfield.

Well, I for one believe that the world really needed, “a coherent and multi­dimensional transdisciplinary subject of inquiry and advocacy, one that enables an exciting epistemological clarity and potential.” So, there’s that.

Many people are coming to realize the college for the joke that it has become.  Parents, before you shell out your hard earned money for a degree, make sure your kid hasn’t gotten sucked into the vortex of “wokeness” by majoring in an academic area like this.

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Hat Tip: FreeBeacon

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