Re: “An Evolving Program” (On the Campus, December issue), once again, women lose representation at Princeton. First, the Women’s Studies Program becomes the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. That sounds inclusive and nonbinary: a step toward the future. Unless a man takes over as head.
I can only assume that, through privileged eyes, one disenfranchised group is interchangeable with another.
Another way to reinforce the status quo is to pit marginalized members against each other and pretend there’s not enough room for everyone at the top. I appreciate Professor Best and his willingness to be an ally. I just want a BIPOC woman to lead the program.
Or are women still unable to advocate for themselves?