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Feminism is the movement to liberate women from patriarchy.
We stand up for the rights of women as a sex-class. Women have a right to bodily autonomy and to set their own boundaries and have them respected. We resist efforts to limit women's reproductive autonomy. We condemn the men who exploit and abuse women in prostitution and pornography. We oppose all harms and forms of exploitation of women and girls, regardless of whether or not they're sold as "choice" or re-framed as "empowering." We oppose the movement to redefine "women" in a way that erases the realities of our lives and makes organizing for our liberation as a sex-class impossible.
"In the radical feminist view, the new feminism is not just the revival of a serious political movement for social equality. It is the second wave of the most important revolution in history. Its aim: the overthrow of the oldest, most rigid class/caste system in existence, the class system based on sex – a system consolidated over thousands of years, lending the archetypal male and female roles an undeserved legitimacy and seeming permanence." –Shulamith Firestone, The Dialectic of Sex
I think we're witnessing the end of the university period (and the rise of colleges as businesses for career paths), to be honest, let alone the death of women's spaces and women's colleges.
Now that universities have a majority of female students we can expect their perceived worth to crash
I lament the end of learning and curiosity. I guess all they want students to have now is exact work training. Forget learning about how the world works.
To be fair, this has been a long time coming. I’ve seen lots of millennials over the years crying about having to learn anything that isn’t 100% applicable to just getting a fucking job.
And women who take anything liberal arts get the worst of it. “What are you going to do with that???” Be a better citizen that’s what.
Possibly unpopular opinion, but should I really be surprised that $84k/year school embraces luxury beliefs?
The thing to understand about Wellesley as an $84k / year school is that it has a huge endowment that underwrites generous financial aid packages for a large percentage of students. The average student pays a fraction of the stated fees; I'd guess at least 60% receive financial aid. My colleague's daughter at a similar American college was billed significantly less than the average fees paid by students at the local state university.
Admissions are need-blind. They meet 100% of a student's calculated need. 60% of incoming 1st years receive aid, mostly grants, ie money that does not have to be repaid.
Agreed. You are correct, sis.
One of the students pushing this said "Wellesley is not currently a women’s college. You interact with students of all genders every day." This is false. It is a women's college based on sex. The "all genders" does not negate their actual sex. Since it is a women's college as in adult human female, those females who do not identify as women could seek out other colleges. There are thousands of those. Why should the few remaining ones have to change because of their pretend identities? And since it is based on sex, TIMs & non-binary biological males do not belong there.
Wellesley has admitted TIMs and NB males since 2015 so they gave up being a women's college years ago.
Yeah, same with my alma mater, Mount Holyoke. Glad I got to go in the early 00s before men destroyed it
If I ever get the chance, I would like to ask those in favor of admitting men into womens' colleges how they feel about women from cultures that forbid co-ed habitation no longer having access to education.
If I could, I'd love to use their own talking points against them: "Just say you're anti-semitic and go 💅" "Just say you're racist and go 💅"
I have shared how my mom fell down a YouTube rabbithole of watching vlogs by an Orthodox Jewish lady. This woman is proud of her culture & heritage, and is sharing aspects of it with outsiders. And one thing she is especially proud of is the sex segregation. She loves being able to get together with other women with no men walking in on them.
To be honest, ladies, the only solution to the education problem is private religious schools.
They're gone. 😔
This is so sad. I visited Wellesley on a trip to the US many years ago and it felt a bit like holy ground for me as feminist.