The real value of a single-sex education isn’t in removing men entirely, but removing people who disrespect women. That does create a situation that isn’t much like the ‘real world,’ but I know that I wouldn’t have the same commitment to women’s issues or understanding of the subtle ways sexism works if I didn’t have a glimpse of what life looks like without it. I started Wellesley as one of those girls who doesn’t really consider herself a feminist and ended up, well, here.
Margaret Hartmann ’06 in Jezebel. Read the story here.