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ESTABLISHING MEN'S STUDIES DEPARTMENTS IN AMERICA'S ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS: IS IT NECESSARY?

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Women’s Movement spawned the development of Women’s Studies Programs in America’s colleges and universities. The establishment of Women’s Studies Programs in American academic institutions has helped to empower women, address their unique health issues and needs, and transform the manner in which they are perceived by society and the manner in which they perceive themselves. Nearly every college and university in the United States has a Women’s Studies Department and some form of a Women’s Studies curriculum. Women’s Studies has been cited as an agent of change for Women by Mr. Dan Pence in his essay, “A Woman’s Studies Course: Its Impact On Women’s Attitudes Toward Men And Masculinity”, published in the National Women’s Studies Association Journal (Volume 4, Autumn 1992, pp. 321-335) by The John Hopkins University Press. Pence went so far as to say that becoming an agent of change was, in fact, the goal of Women’s Studies Programs. No on…