I attend a women’s college. No, not an “all-girl’s school.” No, I don’t miss seeing boys around. No, we’re not all lesbians, although many of us are. We’re not even all women, although many of us are. When my institution, Bryn Mawr College (BMC), was founded in 1885, its goal was to establish a college […]
Liana Thomason is a summer 2017 intern and current student at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, where she is working to obtain a degree in English.
Peggy Orenstein is a writer from Berkeley, California, and the author of five books – most recently, Girls and Sex. She centers her writing on the experiences of girls and women in modern society, particularly on their sexual and emotional wellbeing. She is working on a companion piece to Girls and Sex that explores the […]
For the last 45 years, Title IX has defended students from gender-based discrimination. It reaches as far as all educational institutions that receive federal funding, and applies to teachers and staff as well. In short, Title IX was enacted to ensure that no student would be barred access to academic courses because of their gender. […]
With the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, it has become increasingly clear that the public school system in the United States may face a series of harmful changes to its structure in the next four years. These changes could include cuts to funding for public schools and the funneling of money into […]
In the past five years, sexual assault on college campuses has become increasingly important in the national discourse on women’s rights. While these issues have existed for decades, there recently have been many high profile lawsuits against universities on their mishandling of sexual assault and harassment cases, including schools such as UC Berkeley, University of […]