Education: Woman & Man at Yale

In the fall of 1968, two girls named Janet Lever and Pepper Schwartz arrived on the New Haven campus to begin graduate studies in sociology. Women had been attending Yale graduate schools since the turn of the century, but around the university's ivied halls and paneled smoking rooms, they soon found out, to be female was a singularly disconcerting experience.

"The maleness of Yale was overwhelming," they recall in their book Women at Yale. "Male eating clubs, male-populated streets, even a male-oriented health department. Walking down a Yale street we became acutely aware of the staring. We were conscious of ourselves...

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