When I first heard the announcement that Sweet Briar College would be closing, I concluded my posting here “Not Finished Yet” with these words: “We still need women’s colleges and girls’ schools. Misogyny exists, fueled by a culture which patriarchy has so deeply imprinted that we don’t always even see the effects. Our job is not finished yet. / And we shall not rest until it is.”
I was deeply saddened by the news that Sweet Briar College would be closing. My connections to the college are actually tenuous at best, but, being a strong believer in girls’ and women’s education, I can’t help but wish they had been able to find a way through their financial difficulties.