Gender Studies Professor Cancels Final, Gives All Students A 100, Isn’t Sure Finals Are Useful

Good luck getting into queer studies scholar Dr. Brandon Andrew Robinson’s gender studies classes at the University of California-Riverside after what Robinson announced Monday on Twitter. The doctor, who doesn’t go by he/him, but instead prefers they/them, announced that students would receive a 100% on the final without having to take it.

That’s right, if you’re in the class, you’re getting a 100 on the final. “I mean, is there any studies or proof that shows that finals are good? Or actually do something?” Dr. Robinson tweeted.

And that’s how you go from obscure queer studies scholar to social media infamy in one afternoon.

Before you destroy Robinson for this decision to just cancel finals and move on, let’s go back to some of those off-the-wall classes you took during college that you’re still paying off via student loans. There used to be a History of the National Football League class at the University of Toledo. I know because I took it, along with half of the Rockets football team. I’m sure we had a final, but let’s be honest here, it wasn’t necessary. Another elective that got me to the finish line of graduation was some camping class. Let’s be honest, a final wasn’t necessary. Can you camp in the Michigan wilderness for a couple nights while taking dumps in the woods and cooking your own meals? OK, you pass with an A.

The Quick Draw McGraw move is to destroy they/them over this decision. Folks, it’s a gender studies class. It’s not like the students are about to work on airplane engines or be in charge of designing defibrillators.

Do I want airplane mechanics to prove they know the material? Yes. Do I want people in the medical field to do some studying and really give it their all on a final exam? Yeah, I do. Do I want attorneys to study the law books so I don’t get hosed in court? Yes.

Do I care if Dr. Brandon’s students are able to “implement a queer of color critique to investigate how class and race intertwine with gender and sexuality in LGBTQ people’s lives”? I don’t even know what the students will do with that after college. I’m out, dawg. Don’t care.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

13 Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. I took Golf. At the time I was about a 12 handicap. It was great, the first class I did some chipping and took a few swings on the range and the ‘professor’ told me I tested out if I wanted, or I could come by twice a week and hit a couple buckets during class.

    It was great, I had free range time twice a week and ended up playing a handful of 9 hole rounds in the late afternoon after ‘class’.

  2. Wokism is the religion and theory of losers. This professor proves it. He doesn’t have to read copies and grades. Less work.
    Woke advocates are just trying to find a way to justify their value and get the power back from entrepreneurs and producers by coming up with insane theories. This guy is the perfect example of that.

  3. Joe, I agree with your take on this and with the tweet you posted from James Lindsay: “It’s not like any class this person teaches is real anyway. Every graduate it has ever produced is a fraud. Might as well make it transparently visible”

  4. *****Before you destroy Robinson for this decision to just cancel finals and move on, let’s go back to some of those off-the-wall classes you took during college that you’re still paying off via student loans. There used to be a History of the National Football League class at the University of Toledo. I know because I took it, along with half of the Rockets football team. I’m sure we had a final, but let’s be honest here, it wasn’t necessary. Another elective that got me to the finish line of graduation was some camping class. Let’s be honest, a final wasn’t necessary. Can you camp in the Michigan wilderness for a couple nights while taking dumps in the woods and cooking your own meals? OK, you pass with an A.*****

    Then there are two years of general elective requirements that are often a rehash of middle school. Easily could cut college from four years to three or even two.

    Better that, replace some of these useless high school courses with important topics, e.g. finance & economics. It’s astounding how many young people can’t create a personal budget or even consider the impact of taxes. More than likely, you’ll need budgeting math skills a lot more than trig or calculus.

    I’m grateful I only had to pay $8000 for my BBA (marketing) degree. People spending 50,000+ for degrees full of fluff and probably no real world exposure unless you’re fortunate enough to get an internship / volunteer spot.

  5. And many folks wonder why after spending $70,000 plus on a gender studies degree they have debt out the ass and can’t get a job that pays more than $20,000 a year. Either go to college to get a professional degree (law, medicine, engineering, architecture, dentistry, etc), or go to trade school. Not much demand for women’s studies, African American studies, music or art history majors in the real world. Liberalism is a joke.

Leave a Reply