Education: Spinach with Vinegar

The trouble with women, President Lynn Townsend White Jr. of California's little (625 girls) Mills College (at Oakland) once wrote, is that they cling to the "biologically fantastic notion that to be different from men is to be inferior to men." And the trouble with women's colleges, he added, is that, in imitating the men's, they treat higher education as" "something like spinach, which can profitably be absorbed without reference to the gender of the absorbent." Since 1943, when he left his job as professor of history at Stanford to take over Mills College, chubby Lynn White, 50, has been trying...

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