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.