women's studies

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women's studies

pl n
(Education) courses in history, literature, psychology, etc, that are particularly concerned with women's roles, experiences, and achievements

wom′en's stud′ies


n.
a program of studies concentrating on the role of women in history, learning, and culture.
[1970–75]
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One of the internal criticisms of women's studies in Japan is that safe, "mainstream" issues have been the exclusive focus of academics who have virtually ignored the concerns of community activists.
Sommers shares many criticisms of women's studies with Patai and Koertge--I'll get to them in a minute--but she shares a tone, that smug, self-righteous hostility, with self-proclaimed exterminators of "political correctness" everywhere.