January 17, 2013
My Dream College Won’t Accept Me Because I’m a Woman

My initial reaction to finding out I couldn’t apply to Deep Springs was anger. These trustees nullified the application that I had spent hours crafting because of an archaic sentence which pertained to “the education of promising young men.” In the fall, I had been given the chance to apply to my dream school, and just a few months later, these trustees took that away from me suddenly, and in my opinion, unfairly. I was hurt.
Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

My Dream College Won’t Accept Me Because I’m a Woman

My initial reaction to finding out I couldn’t apply to Deep Springs was anger. These trustees nullified the application that I had spent hours crafting because of an archaic sentence which pertained to “the education of promising young men.” In the fall, I had been given the chance to apply to my dream school, and just a few months later, these trustees took that away from me suddenly, and in my opinion, unfairly. I was hurt.

Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

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    GRRR
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    When I applied to uni, I mostly limited myself to colleges in or a short distance outside major cities. This criterion...
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    #facepalm
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    FASCINATING.
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  22. davidtribby said: Ridiculous.. That same kind of sentiment was used to withhold the right of women to vote. This is needlessly discriminatory..
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    I visited a friend of mine at Bryn Mawr last semester. Coming from an urban school whose “campus” amounts to six square...
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