Students at women’s college reject transgender student govt candidate for being ‘white male’

Students at women’s college reject transgender student govt candidate for being ‘white male’

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.”

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