After more than two years of court fights and $5 million in legal fees, what kind of feminist poops out after one little episode of heat exhaustion? To begin with, Shannon Faulkner makes an unlikely feminist. She applied to the Citadel after being surprised to learn that a state-supported school was still all male. While her cause was taken up by sympathetic lawyers, she never engendered the unstinting support of women's groups and her timing was off: the Republican revolution, cause fatigue, and a sense that women had been there and done that, all diminished her attraction.

Then there's the Citadel...

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