Report on the conclusions of the Task Force on Barnard and the Educated Woman, with edits, 1971, page 6
"I have been constantly disturbed by the blasev/attitude we have toward students who are unprepared for the rigors of career development in the real world after many years of academia!’ While we were skeptical of attempts to make all Barnard students hard-nosed professionals, we were painfully aware of the ways in which society discriminates against women. Too many people think an educated woman less useful and competent than any educated man, a theory which puts the educators of women in an odd position.” Behind these conclusions lay certain basic assumptions on which the task force -was agreed: 1) Barnard, because of its history, its staff, and its location, has a special capacity for becoming a national center for "the study of women and their interests. 2) Much of the study of the history, the psychology, and the talents of women has been either false or superficial. Nor is the current research into such matters being sufficiently pulled together. 3) Women, becausehof the demands of marriage and motherhood, may have irregular job patterns. lc) Barnard has a rich resource, now largely untapped, in the ’“‘”‘Z energies of its alumnae and women living in New York.