Jobs and justice for the non-binary

Roger Kimball reports that Bryn Mawr has taken steps to address the increasingly vexing question of which of its applicants are female.  Some, of course, were "assigned female at birth," so that's smooth sailing.  The university will open its arms as well to "transwomen and . . . intersex individuals who live and identify as women at the time of application." In fact, you can get in if you're a member of that shadowy group known as "intersex individuals who do not identify as male." The gates are resolutely shut, however, against "those assigned female at birth who have taken medical or legal steps to identify as male."
What new opportunities for padding the administration the new policy offers! You may have a dozen deans of diversity, but how many administrators looking into the “legal or medical steps taken to affirm gender” do most campuses have? It is an opportunity for growth at a time when many colleges are facing cutbacks.
The one thing we can be sure of is that Bryn Mawr will continue to celebrate its vital role as a women-only institution.

1 comment:

Grim said...

It's good to have standards, potentially.