Meg Whitman

When women were admitted to Ivy League schools, the complaints sounded a lot like a Trump tweet

When women were admitted to Ivy League schools, the complaints sounded a lot like a Trump tweet

Whenever women make a claim on roles that have belonged to men, this is what they’re told: “You don’t belong.” “You can’t handle it.” Here are this year’s variations: “You don’t look presidential.” “You don’t have the stamina.”

The same negative litany was heard repeatedly when the historically male Ivy League colleges and universities were contemplating co-education. For generations it had been an article of faith that women did not belong there. When the men in charge of these institutions decided in the late 1960s that they had to admit women, it wasn’t out of high-minded...

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