A Catholic Gender Studies Program?

By The Ruth Institute Published on June 8, 2024

Gender Studies programs in universities all over the country focus on women’s victimhood rather than their potential. To remedy that, Leah Jacobson and Dr. Kevin Stuart have launched a new Master’s in Catholic Gender Studies program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.

Jacobson is the author of Wholistic Feminism: Healing the Identity Crisis Caused by the Women’s Movement. Dr. Stuart is an assistant professor of political science, director of the Master in Public Policy & Administration program, and director of the Catholic Studies program at the University of St. Thomas.

People often ask, “’How did things get the way they are, and what’s really going on here?’ This program is designed to help people answer those questions, to go below the surface-level disputes, to get to the larger forces below,” Dr. Stuart says. It’s also to provide “the resources that the Church brings to the table.”

“When you delve into the issues we deal with in this program, you don’t go far before seeing mistakes in understanding what a human person is, and who we as men and women are,” he noted.

The new Gender Studies program corrects that with four areas of study: health care, family policy, Catholic feminism, and sexuality and gender.

“We’ve lost who we are because we don’t know Whose we are,” says Jacobson. “So the core class every student will begin with is a human anthropology course, ‘The human person, body and soul,’ to give everyone that basic grounding in who the human person is and what we were meant for,” she explains.

Learn more by watching the full episode on Locals, or find the first half only on YouTube, Bitchute, or Odysee.




The Ruth Institute is a global nonprofit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love. Founder and President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village. Subscribe to the Ruth Institute’s newsletter and YouTube channels to get all their latest news.

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