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The Mrs. Degree

As Jezebel points out you can now - if you are a woman - get a degree in Homemaking.

"The academic program includes lectures on laundering stubborn stains and a lab in baking chocolate-chip cookies. [It] will allow women to get credit toward bachelor's degrees by learning how to set tables, sew buttons and sustain lively dinnertime conversation."

And this is what one of the students says about the program:

"The program reinforces traditional gender roles with lessons that include cleaning, cooking and how to graciously submit to a husband's leadership. "My created purpose as a woman is to be a helper. This is a college education that I can use," Felts says."

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