not the biggest fan of feminists and their gender studies myself, but i think its questionable to base a decision like this on a documentary from a comedian.
and brainwashing is not a scientific term as far as i now aswell.
edit: to express myself clearer: i think the real reason behind cutting gender studies is propably the lack of use for the industry.
i think complex matters require diffrent kind of views, even if these views come to diffrent conclusion. So cutting down things like this is propably more an attack on science that doesnt bring an immidiate profit than it is defending science.
that said, i feel a bit of schadenfreude, even if it is a bit irrational