Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Degree in "Women's Studies"

Someone once asked me what jobs would be open to them if they pursued a Ph.D. in Women's Studies.

I offered, "Assistant Manager at Burger King."

But that got me to thinking: Why are there no Men's Studies Programs in the universities of the world? There are Asian Studies programs, Queer studies programs, and of course, the ubiquitous Women's Studies programs. But never any Men's Studies!

I think I have it figured out.

There are no "men's studies" programs because, since the dawn of time, men have busied themselves with studying actual academic disciplines - such as engineering, psychology, medicine, military science, religion, architecture, computer science, language, history, and archeology (just to name a few) - and have used that knowledge to build civilization and revolutionize the world. All those bridges you drive over, and the car you drive in, and the house you live in, and the fridge you visit, and the TV you watch, and the computer you type on, and the internet you play on...?

Men. All of it.

Who has time to sit around in some bogus faux-academie snoozefest when there is a world to build and maintain?


  1. Amazing intellect there! You must be at least five times as intelligent as the typical feminist....