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Changing the Subject: How the Women of Columbia Shaped the Way We Think About Sex and Politics

by Rosalind Rosenberg

Surmounting a series of social and institutional obstacles to gain access to Columbia University, women played a key role in its evolution from a small, Protestant, male-dominated school into a renowned and diverse research university. At the same time, their struggles challenged prevailing ideas about masculinity, femininity, and sexual identity; questioned accepted views about ethnicity, race, and rights; and thereby laid the foundation for what we now know as gender.

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