Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, recently changed its policy to allow transgender students who self-identify as women, regardless of their biological gender.
According to the Mount Holyoke College website:
Mount Holyoke remains committed to its historic mission as a women’s college. Yet, concepts of what it means to be a woman are not static. Traditional binaries around who counts as a man or woman are being challenged by those whose gender identity does not conform to their biology. Those bringing forth these challenges recognize that such categorization is not independent of political and social ideologies.
Some Mount Holyoke College students created a video (below) entitled “MHC Redefines Womanhood” to explain the new admissions rule, which allows men to attend the school if they self-identify as women, reports Campus Reform.
In the video, the students appear to reject biological and genetic evidence that signifies the sex of a human being.
“I would say that a woman is anyone who chooses to identify as such,” said student Miri Stewart.
“I think especially when we're in a day and age where womanness doesn't stem from like what gender you're assigned at birth," claimed student Kalyani Kannan. "I think to be a woman has a lot more to do with the personal strength you find in yourself."
“I think womanhood is definitely beyond genitalia and this binary cisgender concept of womanhood where being a woman is directly correlated with having a vagina and whatever we call ‘female structures,'” added student Emma Podolsky.
However, some anonymous students in the video voice their objections to these new classifications.