What Role For The Educated Woman?

Sophomore Jamie Rosenthal of Radcliffe admits: “I think I’m bright, but I’m more delighted when i can be outbrighted than be brighter than someone else- particularly if it’s a man.”

Newsweek June 13, 1966



November 14, 1968: Yale Announces it will Go Co-Ed…

One year later:

The Girls make no bones about the fact that they are having a hard time fitting into Yale’s tradition-bound, all-male atmosphere.  The biggest disappointment of all remains the singular absence of the one fringe benefit all expected to find in such abundance: dates.  The Yale Daily News took a survey of the new coeds and found that some 26% were sitting in their rooms, stark dateless.  “Boys go out with the boys during the week and with girls on the weekends,” says Cindy Taft.  “That makes girls sort of a weekend facility.”

Newsweek December 15, 1969



Sexual Obstructionism on Campus, 1967-Style!

Coeds at the University of Illinois are forbidden to wear long trench coats when necking with dates.  Reason: one legendary lass was once caught necking wearing her trench coat and nothing else…Keep reading here

Newsweek  May 8, 1967

Sexual Obstructionism on Campus, 1967-Style!

Coeds at the University of Illinois are forbidden to wear long trench coats when necking with dates.  Reason: one legendary lass was once caught necking wearing her trench coat and nothing else…Keep reading here

Newsweek  May 8, 1967