Wellesley College’s admissions office materials describe its students as having “many backgrounds and experiences” who are “serious, accomplished women who have a strong desire to grow personally.” In the sense that its student body is motivated and diverse, the glossy pamphlet is right.While Wellesley students are by no means average, they are, for the most part, normal.Rather, Wellesley is a place that allows for extreme circumstances.The absence of males allows for the effects of gender politics to be felt acutely, but more importantly, it allows for the non-traditional development of its students. “I’m writing a story about how Wellesley girls...” “We’re not girls, we’re—” but she’s drowned out by blasting music and drunken hellos.Or maybe it’s a school of bookworms who would rather focus on academics than waste their time on guys. But Wellesley students are not all Rapunzels or Gertrude Steins.
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