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HELP WANTED: Taxpayer-Funded University Aggressively Staffing New ‘Transgender Studies’ Program

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The department of women’s, gender and sexuality studies at California State University, Long Beach, is currently seeking to hire a professor who will teach courses focused on “transgender studies,” “trans feminism” and “gender variant theories.”

This new “assistant professor of trans studies” at the taxpayer-funded school will teach several classes including “Introduction to Queer Studies,” “Queering Gender” and “Gender, Race, Sex and the Body,” according to a Cal State Long Beach job posting.

The new professor will also be in charge of developing classes and coursework in the exciting new fields of “transgender studies, feminist transnationalism, trans feminism, gender variant theories and transmigration.”

To make sure that the new professor has politically correct views, Cal State Long Beach will require all applicants to submit a statement about “experiences, successes and challenges in working with a diverse student population” — “approximately one page, single-spaced.”

The words “trans,” “transgender,” “trans feminism,” “transmigration” and “transnationalism” are mentioned a total of 14 times in the job posting.

Campus Reform helpfully dissects some of these terms.

A feminist named Sarat Colling, who claims to specialize in critical animal studies, defines feminist transnationalism as academic theory that “critiques Western mainstream feminism for using itself as a referent for communities of color, and calls for a decentering from hegemonic Western discourse.” Two “central components” of feminist transnationalism are “anti-globalism and anti-capitalism.”

Not just anyone can apply for the new professor position. Qualified applications must have a “Ph.D. in humanities or social science with expertise in the fluid and contingent nature of gender and sexuality,” the job posting says. They must also be able to demonstrate “effectiveness for teaching and research in trans studies” and “excellence” in several areas including “teaching interdisciplinary gender and sexuality studies.”

The multitude of courses on offer from the women’s, gender and sexuality studies department at Cal State Long Beach include “Lesbian Histories and Culture,” “Women and Environmental Justice,” “Sexing Chicana Literature” and “Queer Spirit.”

California State University, Long Beach is most famous, of course, because the creator of Kwanzaa, Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga, is a professor or Africana studies there. Karenga — born Ronald Everett in rural Maryland — was convicted in 1971 for brutally torturing two naked women. The women were members of Karenga’s ultra-radical, paramilitary, black nationalist cult called the US Organization. (RELATED: Kwanzaa Was Concocted By A Deranged Felon Who Brutally Tortured Two Naked Women)

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