Berkeley students outraged course reading includes Plato, Aristotle but nothing from transgenders

Two students at the University of California, Berkeley are calling for students to “Occupy the syllabus,” or consider dropping a course if it only includes the works of white men as class material.

…The students were dissatisfied that there was no mention of gender or racial oppression, nor did the class feature a single Asian author. They also condemned recognition of patriarchal material with no feminist alternative and no mention of Ferguson, Missouri.

“[T]he classroom environment felt so hostile to women, people of color, queer folks and other marginalized subjects that it was difficult for us to focus on the course material.” wrote the students. “Sometimes, we were so uncomfortable that we had to leave the classroom in the middle of lecture.”

  • WalterBannon

    this is why the current crop of graduates are not worth hiring

    • Exile1981

      Unfortunately your correct.

    • mauser 98

      yup .. can’t read , add.

    • BillyHW

      LOL humanities degrees!

  • simus1

    The Red Guards were reasonable reformers compared to these mindless, non housebroken, primitive marxist barbarians.

  • Denis George Miller

    candy-ass cry babies who are really only looking for a free pass!

  • UCSPanther

    Another good reason to plow U of C under and turn it into farmland…

  • mauser 98

    yea… a transaxle version of..Archimedes, Pythagoras of Samos.

    • BillyHW

      Haz Chaz lost some weight?

      • mauser 98


  • Get a job folks. It will be easy with a degree in gender studies.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Actually, I thought college literature was rather ethnocentric…but then again, the course, it WAS called “English”. But that was the only choice…

  • I’ve always thought of Plato at least as, you know, throwing the discus for both teams. Isn’t that worth something?

    • Frau Katze

      He’s just a dead white male.

  • Minicapt

    Leave class, lose marks; what is the problem? If the discomfort continues, “Preparation H” for haemorrhoids.


  • Hard Little Machine

    Makes you wonder why they’re in school at all if they’re unwilling to review anything that don’t already espouse.

  • Edubeat

    Personally I would like to see Mad magazine become mandatory reading or as a feminist alternative.