Women v. Women on College Campuses
Last night, I just happened to be flipping channels and stopped on Lipstick Jungle.
I had heard about it and so stopped momentarily, long enough to find out that one of the main characters wanted to sleep with a guy but he had to leave to take care of his daughter, another character seems to be involved with a guy half her age and a man died. Quite a lot of drama for the short segment I watched!
Anyway, Reader Marnie sent me an article
this morning that I missed in the Wall Street Journal, Lipstick Jungle.
It is by Ashley Samelson, director of development at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
. She compares her college experience at Tufts to that of moving in her sister to Hillsdale College. She makes a valuable point,
"Contrary to the feminist narrative about men being responsible for the oppression of women, nearly every instance of female misery I encountered at Tufts seemed to be instigated initially by another woman. My junior year, a controversial joke about rape was published in the student humor journal while a woman was editor in chief."
Women are tough! Not just on ourselves individually, but also on other women. I have heard many successful women say their biggest challenge was their female opposition. Too often, we not only take things personally but also attack others personally.
Samelson describes a "gossip pact." While tough to uphold, it is a worry endeavor.