"it is the right time for you to choose gender studies in CUHK in order to understand the current trend of our societies via these controversial issues."
As equality and freedom have become the core parts of our universal values since the awareness among general public is enhancing. In recent years, the recognition of same sex marriage in different countries is a great indication in this light. However, the backward trend is coexisted such as US President Donald Trump ban transgenders from military. Confronting with such back fire, gender equality cannot only be the demands and wishes among the general public but need to be an idea which can be implemented in people’s lifestyle with concrete professional knowledge supported.
The Gender studies Programme in CUHK is the pioneer to provide such valuable knowledge. It contains not only a wide range of topics regarding Gender and Sex but also interdisciplinary approach is adopted to analyze various social issue such as the “Me Too” movement and LGBTI campaign in Hong Kong.
Studying in Gender programme is an eye-opening to me. In the lectures, you may hear the testimony from a male sex worker, understanding his gain and pain; in discussion, you may involve in some controversial debates, enhancing your critical thinking and presentation skills. In research internship, you may have a taste of how academic research actually work out, boosting up your analyzing skills and writing technique. With constructive guidance provided by experienced lecturers, your horizons will be definitely widen not only in academic field but also the decision making in personal life.
Therefore, it is the right time for you to choose gender studies in CUHK in order to understand the current trend of our societies via these controversial issues.
Jacky Wan Sheung Yin, 2019 graduate, BSSc in Gender Studies