A Feminist Transatlantic Education
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The author undergraduate education introduced her to feminism in two parts first as a freshman "co-ed" at Dartmouth College, and then in the second part of her college education, at Smith. Dartmouth is one of the previously all-male Ivy League schools that became co-educational during the 1970s, and she was a bit nave about what this meant when she was admitted in 1977 to join the incoming class of 1982. One thing it meant was that her feminist education was greatly accelerated. In this context it is all but impossible for the debate not to take into account both transatlantic and international voices. After my first year she transferred to Smith, where a different scale of feminist education and activism awaited me. To the extent that 1970s feminist interventions into all the academic disciplines could be said to have been "streamed" in the late 1970s and early 1980s.