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Leaders or Loudmouths? Results of All-Female Colleges

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Why is an all-female Mills college good, and an all-male Citadel bad?

The answer: No reason.

One need look no further for a typical attitude than the interview with Janet McKay, Mills college president. On the one hand Ms. McKay states, ``I don't like to be bullied, and I distrust a person who will try to get something by aggression.'' On the other hand, three paragraphs later she says, ``When doors are not open, we may need to beat them down.''

We seem to devour each other in discourses of suspicion, hostility, and unreason. If we would sharpen our attitudes and remove emotion and hatred from issues of sexism (as well as others) we likely would find no issues at all. Ward Rapp, Evanston, Ill.

Your letters are welcome. For publication they must be signed and include your address and telephone number. Only a selection can be published, and none acknowledged. Letters should be addressed to ``Readers Write,'' and can be sent by Internet E-mail (200 word maximum) to OPED@RACHEL.CSPS.COM, by fax to 617-450-2317, or by mail to One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115


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