Skip to comments.Students to protest Smith College policy to exclude transgender females from enrolling
Posted on 04/25/2014 6:27:14 PM PDT by massmike
Students are planning a protest at Smith College in Northampton over the prestigious women's school policy to exclude transgender females from enrolling.
The policy, which drew national press and heated criticism upon its announcement in 2013, will again be under fire by demonstrators on April 24. All participants in the scheduled demonstration will be required by student organizers to undergo a briefing on the policy ahead of time in order to present "a united front," according to a notice announcing the protest.
The controversy began in March 2013 when Calliope Wong, a male-to-female transgender girl, reported that her her application and admittance fee were returned by Smith College because she is not legally recognized as female in her home state of Connecticut. The rejection letter from Smith, which she posted online, outlined the college's position on the issue of transgender students.
The letter read in part:
"Our expectation is that it is consistently reflected throughout the application that the student is a woman. Upon reviewing your file, this is not the case. Your FAFSA indicates your gender as male. Therefore, Smith cannot process your application."
The situation persuaded students supporting Wong and all potential transgender students to collect signatures on a petition asking Smith college to change its policy. And although approximately 4,000 signatures were passed on to the administration, the policy to exclude transgender students at the all-female school is still in place.
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Students to protest Smith College in Northampton over school maintaining policy to exclude transgender females from enrolling
Yet they’ll be the first ones to complain when rape statistics go through the roof.
That’s just WONG!
What’s wong with this picture?
I’m a male to male transgender, can I enroll?
It seems to me that Smith College can set the admission requirements they wish, and that if the students object, they can go elsewhere.
Women Waging War on Woman Wannabe Wong
If these spoiled little brats want perverts to have the run of the school, go for it. It is, after all, a private school and Mommy and Daddy are paying for it (tuition and fees are $43,114).
I have a name for these protests, a “Fruit Stand.”
Allowing the lunatics to run the asylum. This is why America is so screwed up these days. The lunatics are everywhere but they’re easier to find on our college campuses.
Wong Long Gone
I would at least respect them more if they protested against the entire restriction by gender.
But by just protesting for entrance by men who are still men but who “identify” as women, they acknowledge that they love to discriminate, they just want a different type of discrimination.
Would they want the school to deny admission to a woman who identifies as a man, I wonder?
so much for girl power.
Someone tell the protesters that two Wongs don’t make a right and one Wong makes a male.
Transgender female? Not if my life, and the fate of the world depended on it. Laz?
Those are not females
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