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Who belongs at a women's college in 2021? Students want admissions policies to change

Added 11-26-21 08:07:02am EST - “Women's colleges have adapted admissions policies for a generation that increasingly identifies as nonbinary. Hollins University's exclusion of nonbinary applicants has raised hackles.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Who belongs at a women's college in 2021? Students want admissions policies to change”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Hollins University was founded in 1842 on the principle that "young women require the same thorough and rigid training as that afforded to young men." Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

Hollins University was founded in 1842 on the principle that "young women require the same thorough and rigid training as that afforded to young men."

Toward the end of Kendall Sanders' first year at Hollins University, a historically women's college in Roanoke, Va., the sociology major had a realization.

"My journey has been, 'Girlhood does not define me,' " Sanders says. "My womanness, my femininity does not define me."

"I was like, I don't think I care about being a girl," they say. For someone who grew up in the Bible Belt region of Little Rock, Ark., that realization was a pretty big deal.

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