Now, I have never studied pure Gender Studies, so to speak. Only have I encountered a few studies from the discipline studying social anthropology, ethnology, peace and conflict and politixal science, so I might not have the purest of opinions regarding this whole issue, but can one really call gender studies an actual scientific discipline? The little experience I have with the discipline tells me that gender studies is nothing more than a political tool rather than a science. First and foremost the whole subject is buildt on the worldview of Feminist ideology, something that- of course - dramatically hampers the disciplines objectiveness (and objectiveness is the very cornerstone of science). Furthermore, the discipline is used to push a political agenda rather than conducting science- through the universities they want to push for societal change. In Sweden they have been very successful and politicians seem to take gender studies' "discoveries" unreasonably seriously and the government keeps funding the gender departments with loads of tax money. My questions are; have you ever studied the discipline and what are your thoughts about it- can it really be considered a science?