Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Advantages of Women Attending Single-Sex Universities

I enjoyed reading Riley McEvoy’s article “The advantages of women attending single-sex universities” and wanted to share it with you.

From the article:

"Some women might be horrified by the prospect of attending a single-sex university, but there are actually quite a few benefits that come from doing so. A pro/con list would show that the benefits of studying at a single-sex university far outweigh potential "cons" like a slightly increased difficulty in finding a heterosexual partner as a student or a lost opportunity to interact with men on an adult intellectual level prior to entering the workplace.

One such benefit? Women at single-sex universities get far more leadership opportunities than women at co-ed universities do. They don't have to compete with men in any of their extracurricular activities. They will be given executive positions in student-led clubs and societies and in student governments without having to deal with sexist assumptions that men are inherently better leaders."

Riely’s article was published on August 20, 2012. To read the entire article, click here.

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