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SEPARATE, NOT EQUAL

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To the Editors of the Crimson:

The recent decision by the Harvard Club of New York City to exclude women from its membership illustrates very well what I tried to explain at my 25th reunion last June. As long as women at Harvard are defined as Radcliffe students with a "separate identity," this kind of discrimination will plague us. Women at Princeton and Yale are simply Princeton and Yale students and cannot in a handy way be sorted out for special treatment of any kind. There is no such thing as separate and equal. Why this isn't clear to Radcliffe women I can only guess. Perhaps it is too much of a blow to their pride to admit that Radcliffe is and always has been a poor and apologetic relation to Harvard and not respected as an equal by even last year's protesting women undergraduates who didn't bother to solicit the support of the Radcliffe reunioning classes for their demands for equal status at the University. Instead, they confined their activities to those who really run this great quasi-public institution; those men marching in Harvard Yard. Elizabeth Reilly Moynahan   Radcliffe A.B. '46   Harvard B. Arch'52

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