Should gender studies and religious studies be banned in public schools, Colleges and universities?

Asked by: AwesomePolishKid
  • " Gender studies and religious studies have no place in public education. . . . "

    It has been proven that the majority of teachers and professors are Liberal Democrat voters. These courses that are being taught by democrats who supposedly don't believe in intolerance, Segregation, And labeling are actually what these courses are all about. These courses say to the young students that this class of citizens are special and deserve preferences

  • Gender studies and religious studies should be banned in public schools, Colleges and universities.

    Gender studies and religious studies should be banned in public schools, Colleges and universities because it may be used as a political and moralist agenda to turn and indoctrinate students into SJWs, Religious fundamentalists or mixed into both and then the indoctrinated students who have either studied one of them or both will have failure in life!

  • Gender studies and religious studies have no place in public education.

    First of all Gender studies isn't a science, It's an interdisciplinary subject driven by a set ideology. Teaching religion is just as obsolete and even more outdated. Both studies are irrelevant to the progress of society, Gender studies even less relevant in a cultural-historic sense.
    Modern day students need education, Based on objective logic and facts. Cultural-historical studies should be mandatory as well, Merely to introduce some self identification with ones heritage and home. That should be all though.

  • Not banned, Per-se

    But it should not be funded either. Anyone wishing to undertake such a useless educational path should be required to self-fund it 100% with no support from Government, Taxpayers, Social assistance, Bursaries, Scholarships or any other manner of public funding. Let them take all the responsibility for their very poor educational choice since it serves no useful purpose.

  • Only in schools.

    Public schools pre K - 12 should not have religious because it would open doors you may not want to open. Many Christians claim they want religion to be part of their child's school life but by law, Schools can not pick and choose which religion must be taught (1st amendment). This means that if discussion about Christianity would be tolerated in class then this opens the door for other faiths who can and would insist on being taught as well. I can imagine a student coming home after school and telling a parent "I just heard about this cool thing called Wiccan. You get to perform all kinds of spells stuff so I want to join the local coven. " Wonder how long it would take for the parent to get to the school and how loud they will complain. The same for things like gender studies. Can imagine a kid coming home and telling a parent that they are no longer sure what gender they are because of what they were taught in school.
    The reason why it may be permissible in further education is because by then, The student would be of mature age and more able to make informed decisions. Not sure about gender studies but studying other religions would be helpful in certain careers such as archaeology. The job would not require you to believe in the faith but just to have adequate knowledge of it should it pertain to your work.

  • I am against it but think banning it won't solve the problem

    People go into a course because they like it. They are not aware of what the course would entail or what it would mean on future job opportunities. When people are aware if they want to be learn but not care about future job opportunities do philosophy but if they actually want a career they can pick a better course and eventually that would have to be removed since no-one is joining it. Indoctrination doesn't start but can increase at these courses but I think Twitter plays a much larger role in it.

  • Individual Freedom and Choice

    Listen, I agree that gender/religious studies are pretty useless majors, But it’s their choice and their life. Also, If your reason for banning it is because you think is causes people to become SJW type people, Congratulations, You’re the thought police. People can believe what they want and do what they want with their lives, Even if it’s stupid.

  • No one is being forced

    People take these classes because they want to. Gender studies are real things, We still don't know what determines gender. Religious studies are important to be kept, As long as all religions can be studied and no one is forced to study religion. In conclusion, No one is being forced to take these classes so if you don't like them just shut up about it.

  • Why should it be?

    Learning about gender and religion can give a sense of purpose and some job opportunities to some people. It can also be very interesting to learn about. Not allowing gender or religious studies would be unfair to those who want that. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, Or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" and based on this I believe that this should also cover having the ability to study religion though unfortunately it did not cover gender though I do believe they should be equal things. The study of either should not be forced onto someone but it shouldn't be banned.

  • Teaching with boundaries

    There's nothing wrong with religion or gender studies. Absolutely nothing. Religion is a culture, And it brings identity and joy to many people including me. However, Some people choose to misuse it. Some people. People like terrorists and extremists. In fact, These are the people who will not take religion or gender studies, Because it does not follow their ideology. Those people are evil and twisted, But religion has absolutely nothing to do with evil.

    However, Boundaries should be observed. The teacher should be monitored. He/she should not teach their students anything not related to the syllabus, Or tell their students to spread, Teach and worse, Force their religions on others. We should all have the right and freedom to practice whichever tradition we follow.

    As for gender studies, There's no need to elaborate. Our gender is also half our identity. We should be comfortable with it, And know about it. Gender studies is not discriminatory. It simply explores ourselves, As the National University Of Singapore puts it: ". . . . . . Of the ways in which gender exerts far-reaching impact on everyday encounters and lived realities. ". This leads students to stop the discrimination against both sexes and realize that all of us are equal, Regardless of gender, Race or religion.

  • All knowledge is good

    In a democracy, It is critical to have the free expression of ideas take place. Banning those ideas, Either from the public or private sector make such expression difficult. If parents, If people, Think the ideas purported by gender studies and/or religious studies to be false, Then they will have to be able to support why that may be. The exchange of ideas does not change in the classroom as out in the real world. The majority of ideas are bad ones, But we cannot accurately determine which ones are bad by shielding children and young adults from them. Furthermore, More on the substance of the question, Gender and religious studies are well established fields with credible information. Concerning religious studies, People should be exposed to them in order to broaden their cultural understanding of the world. Concerning gender studies, People should be taught them, Not to indoctrinate them as some believe, But because quite frankly these are discussions that parents are failing to have with their children. Gender studies occupies a similar space as sex-ed. It be uncomfortable to talk about, But its important for kids to understand their bodies and how they are feeling, At any stage of development.

  • The studies could answer phrase "I see human, Not humanity"

    Gender, Religious, Is main or state of mind. I mean, We believe in God, Right? If not in school, Where student can study that? Ok then we could agree with many books and multimedia tools they can study. . But. . Is it acceptable? Is it responsible?
    To be a human being, Religious and gender study have to always remain! They contain values. In this modern era, Study of value and moral start from that two subjects.

  • It is important to know

    Teaching it does not mean that you are forcing the religion on anyone, It is just common historical knowledge and good to know. Not just any specific religion, But general world religions. Even if you are an atheist, A basic knowledge of religion is helpful in understanding much literature and pop culture.

  • Why should it be?

    There are jobs within religious and gender studies. Some of the things are good to know or at the very least interesting to learn. It's also the right of the people to learn about gender/religion. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, Or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. " and I believe learning of the religion would still fall into this category.

  • College is a place to share ideas not silence them.

    I am not religious and I believe their are only 2 genders, But I am not gonna tell someone that they can not talk about those things at college because they are controversial. The day that speech is regulated whether for personal, Political, Religious, Ect is the day freedom of speech dies. I hate when speakers at colleges are shut down and safe spaces are created cause they both show that our current society can't handle different view points. Overall this would be the first major sign of the death of free speech and change our society for the worse forever.

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Th3D3bat3r says2019-04-14T00:39:21.090
One could argue that people should mind their own business and let people do what they want to do such as teaching gender studies or religious studies. But, One could argue that people should not mind their own business and not let people do what they want to do such as not letting people teach gender studies or religious studies.

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