news: mount holyoke now trans* inclusive

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via Title IX Blog:

By including those who are “biologically born female” who identify as male, Mount Holyoke’s admissions policy is even more inclusive than that of Mills College, a women’s college in California that earlier this month welcomed applications from transgender women, but not those “female-born students, who have undergone a legal change of gender to male prior to the point of application.”  In my view, Mount Holyoke’s broad view of those eligible for admission recognizes that both biological sex and gender identity are relevant for defining a community whose ostensible purpose is an antidote to male privilege. Transitioning to male does not erase the privilege deficit that may have accumulated for a student during the time she was legally female.

You can read the admissions policy regarding trans* students in full at the Mount Holyoke website.

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