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Barnard to Admit Applicants Who Live and Identify as Women

48 04.06.2015 Инфо

Barnard College has decided to admit transgender women, becoming the latest women’s college to issue a new policy acknowledging the fluidity and complexity of gender. The policy, announced on Thursday, says Barnard will consider applicants “who consistently live and identify as women." That excludes transgender men, or applicants born female but identifying as male. The decision is an attempt to balance Barnard’s identity as a women’s college with what the school calls “recognition of our changing world and an evolving understanding of gender identity." Though it won’t consider transgender men for admission, the school announced it would still give its full support to any student who makes such a transition while enrolled.