March 17, 2008

What We're Reading

The cover story of yesterday's New York Times Magazine, entitled "When Girls Will Be Boys," describes Rey, a male-identifying student at the all-female Barnard College. The article outlines Rey's struggle, from life-long gender insecurities to conflicts with college roommates.

Relevant to Vassar? We think so, as Vassar considers gender-neutral housing. The article also touches on the role of gender identity at all-female schools, as compared the former all-female schools:
"The schools that decided to remain single-sex in the 1970s, when many colleges around the country went coed, represented a significant and even controversial challenge to liberal ideas about gender equality. And in refashioning their identities for the time, many became loci for the interrogation of gender roles.

Image courtesy of nytimes.com.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why would you go to Barnard if you want to identify as male? You can't have both.