All-Woman College Will Allow Trans Women in 2019

Stephens College, the United State's second oldest all-women's college adopted a policy that will allow trans women to apply, starting in 2019 according to The Hill.

Since Stephens College, located in Columbia, Missouri, is specifically for women, it stands to reason that the admission's office would allow all women, regardless of biological sex. The new policy states "the college’s undergraduate residential women’s program will continue to admit and enroll students who are women and who live as women, just as it always has.” The decision was unanimous. 

The college has also expanded their definition of womanhood to include sex and gender. The new policy will also admit and enroll anyone who identifies and lives as a woman. The applicants will need to provide legal documents to show that they identify as a woman and/or are transitioning from male to female. The policy will go into effect in 2019. 

Many women's colleges across the country are also considering adopting this policy. I think that this is definitely a good thing as transgender people are often ostracized and in need of inclusion. I hope that every all-women's colleges across the United States adopt this policy, as transgender women are women and should be allowed to attend an all-female institution. 


h/t: The Hill

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