Know thyself.


“Gender is at the center of a women’s college experience in a way that it’s not” at a coeducational school, she said. “So if you’re a young trans person trying to figure out who you are, and struggling with gender throughout your whole life, of course you’d come to one of these schools, because it’s going to help you figure out who you are. In some ways, one of the most important reasons to go a liberal arts college in the first place is to know yourself.”

– From “Barnard College to Accept Transgender Women” in the Grey Lady.

Barnard’s particular policy requires that students “consistently live and identify as women.” I get the “identify” part, but what exactly, I wonder, does it mean to “live as” a woman?

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