Murray Edwards College at the University of Cambridge was founded in the 50’s to provide a place for women of all backgrounds to study at the prestigious UK university. It has been strictly women-only since its founding, that is, until now.
Yes, there are many snowflakes who will insist that it is still women-only, but that’s only if you consider what makes a woman to be how you choose to dress and what pronouns you insist people call you with.
That’s right–this famous women-only institution will now admit men who pretend to be women.
In a statement announcing the decision, college president Barbara Stocking said: “We are a college that is open to all outstanding young women, and so it is absolutely right, both legally and within our set of values, for anyone who identifies as female to be able to apply to study with us.”
The official policy is now that anyone who “identifies as female and, where they have been identified as male at birth, has taken steps to live in the female gender” may apply to the college.
Well, at least they have standards.
Despite the fact that this is a college at one of the world’s most prestigious and competitive higher learning institutions, even their faculty seem to be ignorant to the basic realities of biology, as reflected in this statement from Dr. Juliet Foster, a professor of psychology at Murray Edwards College.
“This doesn’t affect our single-sex status: We are a college that exists to prioritize women’s education and learning. But legally, societally and generationally, there has been a change in the understanding of gender and what makes one female.”
The fact that Dr. Foster is a professor of psychology makes this statement even more disturbing. What is she teaching her students?
Even some feminists have criticized the decision, such as Germaine Greer, who is a former lecturer at Newnham College, another all-girl college at Cambridge University that is not yet accepting transgender students.
“Their position is ridiculous,” she told The Telegraph. “The only sane thing for them to do is to cease discriminating on the basis of assigned gender of any kind.”
While people who believe they are the opposite sex are certainly people who deserve kindness and respect, continuing to participate in their mental illness to the point of allowing them to attend all-female institutions is deplorable.
Not only does it violate the privacy and the rights of women who make a conscious choice to attend all-girls schools, it also poses a risk of further mental damage to the transgender person. Suicide among post-transition transsexuals remain quite high and one has to wonder if a women-only environment really is the best place for a man trying to convince himself that he is a woman.
Activist Mommy has had enough of this gender insanity!