Courses and programs on gender and sexuality being targeted

By Scot Evans – February 19, 2009
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Do not use the current economic crisis as an excuse to attack intellectual and academic freedom, or to de-emphasize the role of accurate, rigorous and scientific studies in shaping sexuality policy, health promotion and intervention.

Lawmakers in Georgia and Florida are beginning to use 'budget cuts' as an excuse for targeting programs and courses on sexuality, queer and women's studies. Georgia State University is being forced to testify TODAY in front of the state senate about 'questionable' faculty research and course offerings on sexuality. At Florida Atlantic University, the administration is trying to suspend the Women's Studies program.

Please help by signing the petition below, and forwarding this to anyone else who may be interested in signing on. We have the support of several hundred academics so far, we need more.

McCarthyism is alive and well in these states. Your state could be next. 


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Scot Evans

Assistant Professor, Educational and Psychological StudiesUniversity of Miami

Dr. Evans joined the EPS faculty at the University of Miami in August, 2008. He received his Ph.D. in Community Research and Action at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 2005. He has a…


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