Women's college tells professors to stop calling students 'women'

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Mount Holyoke, a women’s college in Massachusetts, is discouraging professors from using the word “women.” The code of conduct was issued by the school in a document titled, “Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Students” from the college’s Teaching and Learning Initiative, a hub for student-centered teaching. “We want to be respectful of our students, and not all may identify as women,” Keely Savoie, interim director of media relations at Mount Holyoke, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “The guidance is for professors navigating the landscape of students whose genders they can’t determine on their own accord.”

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