Most of the elite Seven Sisters colleges still use convoluted language to exclude trans women from their campuses. Mt Holyoke has bucked the trend, but the rest are still only studying the issue.
The time is nigh. Students and alumni are gaining ground in one of the biggest bastions against LGBT equality: Christian colleges.
THINK OF HOW GOOD IT’LL FEEL TO RETURN ALL THE LIBRARY BOOKS.
“Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity and OCR accepts such complaints for investigation.”
The recent scandal surrounding the disturbing messages leaked from American University’s Epsilon Iota is a national story, and sheds light on a national problem. The response of AU students shows us something, too — how students can organize as a community to force their administrations to take action against campus sexual assault.
“The report reads like it comes from someone who just recently encountered the idea that sexual assault is a problem on college campuses, and was told to solve it in the most economically efficient way possible… “This is some bullshit,” an advocate told me anonymously.”
Ever wonder what happens when you put a bunch of queer folks in a room and tell them to get shit done? Here’s my recap of the IvyQ 2014 Conference and a few things I learned along the way.
“It is still quite strange to not be in school anymore and I do have to keep reminding myself that it is OK to take some time off. That I do not have to start my “career” right this second. That as long as I am lucky enough to provide food, water, and shelter for myself, I will be ok.”
“We demand that Wesleyan University stop segregating bathrooms along gender lines and provide all-gender bathrooms in all buildings in the University.”
Keep an eye out for the queers on the tour, and let them know you’re here!
Many of us were lucky enough to have teachers who didn’t make us queer as such, but they did help make it a little easier on us, sometimes even before we knew it about ourselves. Here’s to them.
…which, if she does, would be super unfortunate for her, since Douglass is filled with a bunch of lesbians. I was one of them.
“Most of us just didn’t know. We didn’t realize that we were guaranteed these rights, so we just went along with it.”
“It was the last day of my last semester of my first year of college, and I was crying because I’d failed. I wasn’t going to continue in the interpreting degree.”
“At Wellesley, I was never homesick. Not even in the dead of winter, when Boston was buried in snow and Phoenix was at its most palatable, did I miss home.”
It’s the whole experience that makes it so beautiful: driving through the hills to get to the trail, trekking through the woods with your friends and slowly hearing the sound of the waters as you get closer.
I can’t wait to go back to Bryn Mawr, but I’m trying to make the most of these months away and, so far, I think I’m doing pretty well.
I now realize that Chinese is, for lack of a better metaphor, like a crazy ex-girlfriend. She seemed nice and inviting at first but then I realized she’s hard to deal with.
It might be June, but Kate’s still in school – in England! She’s spending her rainy summer days memorizing Shakespeare and sorting through ancient books.
Claire’s balancing being a good role model to her younger sisters while still trying to show her girlfriend a good time – all before going in to get her ACL repaired.