The complicated world of gender re-assignment and racism has bitten the politically correct campus at the all female Wellesley College, as a student born female but choosing to become a man has been denied a spot in student government for being a “white male.”
The 144-year-old women’s college in Boston Massachusetts is caught in a controversy and on the horns of a self-imposed, liberal dilemma. How does a politically correct, all female college satisfy the need to accept the transgendered but also fulfill the liberal need to indulge a few racial quotas that also seem to exclude men?
The problem is laid out by Ruth Padawer of The New York Times in a Wednesday piece that explores the plight of a Wellesley student who chose the name “Timothy” upon entering the college.
Timothy, a white transgender student, was fully accepted by his self-chosen male title and had found fellow students amenable to calling him by male pronouns. But then Timothy made a fateful decision to run for student council for the position of multicultural affairs coordinator, or “MAC.”