Someone wanna tell me why Texas "Christian" University offers a "Queer Art of Drag" class?
· Jun 21, 2023 ·

Hey TCU, I think it's time for a name change.

Texas Christian University's Women and Gender Studies department offered a "Queer Art of Drag" class during the Spring 2023 semester. The course required students to give a performance as their own "drag persona."

"Drag is an art form with a rich history of challenging dominant norms and systems of oppression; building queer community; and cultivating experiences of queer joy in a hostile world," the course website rads. "Critical drag explores drag performance as an outlet for social critique, pedagogy, and queer world making."

The syllabus also says students must create a "drag vision board," give an "in-class lip-sync performance," and make a "storyboard" for a final performance.

A "My Drag Worksheet" assignment required students to create a name, a "drag greeting," a "lip-sync portfolio," and "strike a pose" for their drag persona.

Students were required to give their final presentation using their drag persona voice and submit a video performance for TCU's "Annual Night of Drag."

Why do I suggest TCU change its name? Hmm, let's see...

"A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God," Deuteronomy 22:5 (ESV).

Texas Abomination University has a nice ring to it, actually.

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