Gender studies under attack in QLD

April 22, 2013

50 people rallied on April 18 to save the gender studies department from being cut at the University of Queensland.

UQ has been teaching gender studies for 41 years and it is the only university in Queensland that still does. The university has announced it will discontinue the gender studies major from this year and has plans to cut all gender studies courses by 2018.

Students marched from the great court to the UQ senate meeting where they were barred from personally delivering a petition signed by hundreds of students.

Speakers included academic Carole Ferrier, first year gender studies student Lauren Beth Lojék-Williams, a National Tertiary Education Union representative, and representatives from the Women's Collective.

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