Why does yahoo have a section for gender and women's studies but not for gender and men's studies? ?

Both sexes should be represented.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Great question - you are very astute! I also completely agree with you.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because Gender and Women's Studies is an academic discipline in the social sciences. Which is why it's in the social science section of Y!A. Most disciplines have their own sections. If there ever exists a Gender and Men's Studies department in universities, I'm sure they'll get their one as well.

    Nancy is mistaken - Women's Studies came about as an interdisciplinary research area that is concerned with issues of women and gender relations. Specific issues include examining "the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, class, and culture shape identity and inform power relations" (from McGill University's web-site). It also focuses on the history and development of feminism.

    There may come a time when men have their own similar discipline, but it seems unlikely at this point.

  • 1 decade ago

    -The forum was titled Women's Studies, as there have been about 700 social studies college programs world-wide called Women's Studies.

    -After rabid complaints by anti-feminists, and by quite a few of the feminists, the forum was renamed Gender and Women's Studies to reflect the changing name of Women's Studies programs world-wide.

    -There have been no accredited college Men's Studies majors or minors, or graduate degrees, but a couple of uncredited colleges have offered Men's Studies classes and workshops: http://www.nomas.org/mensstudies/programs

    -This question is often asked in YA in this forum, you may want to check out the "Search" button in YA.

    Source(s): Women's Studies Programs, Departments, & Research Centers World wide: http://userpages.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/programs.... Men's Studies Facts: http://www.guycenter.com/
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because we men don't care about such topics. We don't want to be studied, and we sure don't speak about social issues

    While women are concentrated on English, Religion, Charity work, Family, Nursing, Child Rearing, and Office Management. Men are concentrated on Engineering and Medicine. There are exceptions definitely, but this is the general rule.

    Men are just as smart as women, it's just that we have different interests and different personalities. That's the reason

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    And we should have a white studies class correct?

    Oh wait, that's most history classes.

    Women have been an under represented class of people. Men don't need to be represented because they ARE represented.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because women are a more special and confusing gender. Men need to give them way to express themselves, and out of that, us men -curious as we are- get to understand women a little bit more.

    Most women can also be very unpredictable, and that makes even more dramatic and interesting questions.

  • 1 decade ago

    Take a normal history class, that's your men's studies.

    Women are generally not well represented in history books, and have been oppressed for hundreds of years.

    Thus, Women's Studies programs were started at colleges and universities to teach the other half of the story.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because women prefer to be studied by men than doing the studiing.

  • 1 decade ago

    gender dose represent both i cannot understand why the title includes the word woman as it is already covered

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    do you know what gender means?

    Gender was recently added to Women's Studies. Women's Studies came about because women felt that they didn't have rights in terms of reproductive freedom or rights in the workforce. Historically, women have been oppressed, so Women's Studies was looking for recognition for all that women did. Men on the other hand, haven't had the need to have back alley abortions and die as a result.

    Bye!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think it's kind of hilarious that I see far far more complaints about it being called "women's studies" then the fact that our entire language basically excludes women.

    How about this: if every time someone says "mankind", "man", and "he" and means humans in general--which is basically in every single piece of English-based writing--doesn't bother you, then kindly stop complaining about it being called "Women's Studies".

    Seriously, it's like complaining about Affirmative Action when the average white household has nine times more net worth than the average black household.

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