Education: Woman in Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin stands for free speech. Affixed proudly to the wall of its Bascom Hall is a bronze tablet celebrating "that fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found."

But the University of Wisconsin will not stand for loose speech. The following speech is considered immoral by the University of Wisconsin: "I believe in two or three companionate marriages before one settles down. How else can one be sure unless one has experimented? A woman should always experiment before marriage, just as a man does. There should be no need to lie about it."

Such was the...

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