Report on the conclusions of the Task Force on Barnard and the Educated Woman, with edits, 1971, page 3

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          own psychological conditioning to accept 3;. inferior role was

one main reason why the early‘ gains were not pressed until full
social equality was achieved. So a peerequisite to progress is
the need to provide opportunities to help women understand their

own history, nature, potentialities and social roles. Before

real parity of the sexes can be aciieved and woman takes her place


/W 7 A1 ing that has chained her in her traditional "feminine" roles. And

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  ' surely a college for women is  oper place to achieve this


necessary unders tanding.

K/19  In the past two years we have begun to come to grips with"the

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woman question" and our proper ' it. The first major effort
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came in the spring of 1970, when Barnard held a full-scale Conference
on Women, with sociologist Alice Rossi as the major speaker. On
this occasion we explored from various directions the social,
economic and psychological needs of women and how they could be

more adequately met.

This June our Reunion program was planned around the same
theme, and the enthusiastic response of the alumnae -- and even

of the wider community -- was ample proof, if any was needed, that