Mills College (USA)

 

Skylar Crownover

Skylar Crownover

Mills College in Oakland, California was an all-female college that now explicitly lets applicants choose a “gender” and be considered for enrollment – if that choice is female. The new policy will be in place for the first time as students return to class on August 27. The trustees’ enrollment committee unanimously approved it in May, clarifying a host of what-ifs at the stately women’s college founded in 1862:

— Applicants “not assigned to the female sex at birth” but who self-identify as women are welcome.

— Applicants “who do not fit into the gender binary” – being neither male nor female – are eligible if they were “assigned to the female sex at birth.”

— Students “assigned to the female sex at birth” who have legally become male prior to applying are not eligible unless they apply to the graduate program, which is coeducational.

— Female students like Skylar Crownover who “become male” after enrolling may stay and graduate.

New policy clarifies ‘female’ for Mills College admission – SFGate.

Mills College – Undergraduate Catalog Admission Applying.

Mills College To Admit Males Who ‘Self-Identify As Female’ _ The Daily Caller.

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  1. The fact that they insist on conflating sex with gender, and keep switching the definitions of the two makes this whole gender politics thing even more confusing for me. Nobody “becomes” male or female. Male and female are sexes. Gender is a system of behaviors wrongly associated with one sex or the other, but not innate or natural in either.

    “– Applicants “who do not fit into the gender binary” – being neither male nor female – are eligible if they were “assigned to the female sex at birth.”

    The above is confusing because it is trying to mean those born intersex (but again, sex is not gender), so those people don’t just not fit a binary, but rather were born with either ambiguous genitalia or a chromosomal anomaly or both and were assigned a performative role (gender) at birth that most fit with the appearance of their genitals.

    In normal infants, this gender assignment is what is coerced, particularly in girls, though boys do suffer from gendering tactics. But, I think we all can agree that not being allowed to cry openly (boo hoo… poor baby) is less horrible than your clitoris being mangled with a dirty knife or any item on the laundry list of things that suck about being born female (like mandatory heterosexuality or not being allowed to do basically anything for thousands of years).

    “– Applicants “not assigned to the female sex at birth” but who self-identify as women are welcome.”

    This just makes me sad. There are so many great co-ed colleges and so few women-only colleges. Being admitted to a women’s college is not important to a transwoman in the same way that it is for women because for them, being among women and being regarded as a woman is just another part of the affirmation game. The delusion must be corroborated by bystanders for it to feel “real”, so being admitted to a women-only college is seen as affirming that they are “really” women. Women don’t need affirmation that they are women (they are constantly reminded by society), and there are many reasons why they might want to be at a women-only college, the more important of which are those women who, for personal reasons, do not wish to be housed with, or study around male-bodied persons. I feel that it is their right to be able to study in such an environment, politics be damned.

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