Wellesley College, the fancypants alma mater of scandal-ridden Democrat Hillary Clinton, announced on Thursday that it will now consider the applications of male students who have male genitalia as long as they dress, act and really feel like women.
The all-female, $59,038-per-year school will begin considering taking such transgender applications for students who graduate high school next spring.
“Wellesley will consider for admission any applicant who lives as a woman and consistently identifies as a woman,” school president H. Kim Bottomly and trustee Laura Daigault Gates explained in a letter.
“The administration and faculty will develop procedures and guidelines to implement this clarification in time for the next admission cycle,” they add.
“As the world confronts unprecedented change, Wellesley College, and its role in educating women — has never been more important.”
Wellesley has continuously been female-only since its founding in the 1870s. The school’s endowment is $1.808 billion.
Clinton attended Wellesley as Hillary Rodham from 1965 to 1969. She majored in political science and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. During her senior year, the ex-first lady served as president of the Wellesley College Government Association.
Other notable Wellesley alumnae include feminist advocate Susan Estrich, Hollywood gossip queen Nikki Finke, ABC News talking head Cokie Roberts, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Soong May-ling, the wife of Chiang Kai-shek.
Admitting men who pretend to be women is the big, new thing among women’s colleges across America.
Officials at Bryn Mawr College, Scripps College and Mount Holyoke College all recently decided to begin admitting transgender students.
In August 2014, Mills College in Oakland, Calif. became the first women’s college to announce that it will admit male undergraduate students who identify themselves as female. (RELATED: Obscure Women’s College Will Now Admit People With Male Genitalia If They Tell Everyone They Are Female)
In March 2013, prestigious, private, all-female, Smith College rejected the application of Calliope Wong — and returned his application fee — because of the absence of certain required lady parts. (RELATED: Transgender Student Denied Admission To All-Female Smith College)
“As you may remember from our previous correspondence, Smith is a women’s college, which means that undergraduate applicants to Smith must be female at the time of admission,” Smith admissions dean Debra Shaver wrote in a letter to Wong.
At the same time, Smith does allow students to complete their degrees if they suddenly decide to switch genders.
“Once admitted, any student who completes the college’s graduation requirements will be awarded a degree,” Smith’s policy on the matter explains.
The battle over admitting transgender dudes at Smith currently rages on.
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