With a degree in a second language you can easily do useful and productive translation work. Hell, I don't even HAVE a degree in a second language and I am fluent enough in a second language to do medical translating/interpreting, to say nothing of those who majored in another language. And while I give art students a hard time, at the end of the day they can at least create stuff I can appreciate, even if it's on a purely aesthetic level.
Gender studies? I wasn't even aware tripe like that is a major until today.