Jessia Laurenz: Typical Republican

February 2, 2013 

Typical Republican

Gov. Pat McCrory’s recent assertion that students who major in gender studies or other liberal arts majors have more difficulty finding employment is ignorant and false.

I graduated with honors with a degree in women’s studies in 2004 and since then have never had difficulty finding a job, even in a struggling economy.

My former classmates are public health professionals, teachers, human resources professionals, small-business owners, social workers and more.

As it turns out, critical thinking, oral and written communication and an ability to work with people from different backgrounds are very marketable skills.

I hoped McCrory would avoid the anti-intellectual drivel we’ve come to expect from his Republican colleagues, but it seems he can’t resist.

Jessica Laurenz


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