Wellesley forgets who women are

Published March 23, 2023

WORLD Opinions

In an apparent effort to prove that turkeys may indeed on occasion vote for Thanksgiving, Wellesley College students voted last Tuesday to admit women who identify as men and nonbinary students to the historic women’s college. The referendum is not binding on the college’s board or administration but is nonetheless a sign of the hopeless confusion that is now engulfing American institutions.

Wellesley was founded to provide educational opportunities for women. Apparently, that original intention now hangs in the balance as trans ideology grips the student body’s imagination. Men identifying as women are already allowed to enroll. Now the students want women identifying as men to be able to enroll, too. In short, the students are calling on the college to abandon not simply the assumption of its traditional reason for existence—the sex difference between men and women—but any coherent notion of the difference between men and women whatsoever.

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Carl R. Trueman is a fellow in EPPC’s Evangelicals in Civic Life Program, where his work focuses on helping civic leaders and policy makers better understand the deep roots of our current cultural malaise. In addition to his scholarship on the intellectual foundations of expressive individualism and the sexual revolution, Trueman is also interested in the origins, rise, and current use of critical theory by progressives. He serves as a professor at Grove City College.

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