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Montclair State to Offer Course Exploring ‘Non-Human Perspectives’ of LGBT

Montclair State to Offer Course Exploring ‘Non-Human Perspectives’ of LGBT

“Queer Identities in a Transforming World: The Trouble with Normal.”

It’s always important to consider the non-human perspective on important issues like this, isn’t it?

The College Fix reports:

University offers class that explores ‘non-human perspectives’ of LGBT

A public university is giving its students an opportunity to learn about “non-human perspectives” of LGBT identities and politics, though the professor teaching the class did not explain how studying such a perspective was even possible.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Studies Department at Montclair State University offers a 200-level course called “Queer Identities in a Transforming World: The Trouble with Normal.” The class is being offered this coming semester.

According to the course description, the class will use an array of “textual and cinematic sources” to “explore issues such as gender performance, the third sex, transgender issues, intersex issues, the political underpinnings and the transgressive nature of ‘queer’, the history of queer politics (from AIDS activism to the gay marriage issue), schisms within the LGBTQ political movements, queers and disability, issues of race, class and representation within the queer community, and non-human perspectives on queer.”

The course is a two-and-a-half hour lecture that meets once a week, according to a listing in the university’s scheduling catalogue.

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As Jack Nicholson once said, “Sell crazy somewhere else, I’m all stocked up.” The only idiot in that classroom capable of finding employment is the one presenting this garbage. Shame on Montclair. Sophistry is their god.

This would actually be an interesting and worthwhile course, if there were any actual material to study. Non-human perspectives on anything is a useful field of study, or rather will be if we ever gain access to them. In the meantime it’s like xenobiology, only worse — there are actually serious xenobiologists, but they don’t pretend to be doing more than making educated guesses, whereas in this case there isn’t any basis on which one can even guess.

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