Give them their due: the women of Wellesley certainly think outside the box. Recently the student paper reported on a petition to make the college co-educational by admitting men. It led with the hostile reaction to one undergrad's link to that petition in her post on a Wellesley College Google Group, and went on to record at least two more novel solutions:
Among the students who were offended by [the] original post to make Wellesley co-ed is Tiffany Chen '13, who said that she would take less offense at [the] petition if its stated purpose were to promote a more open-minded definition of the term ‘female' so that the application process for gender-questioning prospective students might be made easier. The Common Application's required gender field, for example, can be difficult for students who are uncertain of which box to check. Chen disagrees, however, with the petition's description stating that "single-sex schools actually enforce sexism" ....
In contrast to those who either support or reject the petition to make Wellesley co-educational, Tim Chevalier '01 said that he believes that Wellesley is already co-educational.
"Wellesley is already not a single-sex college, as it admits men—for example, me," Chevalier said. Although Chevalier did not realize that he identified as a man until his junior year of college, he believes that he was certainly not the sole male student on campus nor would he be alone today.