Why female colleges are the best 4 years investment for girls?
‘Keep Wellesley as a special place as it is, keep it as a place where young women can feel as free as we felt to explore…(Clinton, 2013)” Those were the words from the former first lady and actual U.S secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Female colleges from Clinton’s perspective is that they are magnificent places where women freely develop leadership roles without being distract from the male presence. These single sex colleges offer a huge range of development areas for women in order to become them excellent leaders and efficient professionals at whichever area they wish to perform. The issue is not to compete between the education quality offered by female colleges and coed-schools. Both of them offer a good educational curriculum, but they might offer a different environment which influences the skill development of girls. Hence, by analyzing a variety of results from students coming from women colleges allowed to state that Female colleges are empowering effective tools for women, because they help them to fully develop their academic, communication and leaderships skills oppressed by society.
“High percentage of female students are concerned about their body appearance, female colleges carries with the consequence of promoting a physical and academic competition among their students” (Spencer, 2013). There is social pressure everywhere, perhaps by thinking of a society full of women, as in a female college, we tend to believe that there is a more complex physical appearance peer pressure among students. The truth is that in a society where there is female and males interacting, females tend to spend more time trying to excel their physical appearance in order to attract males’ attention. Therefore it causes them to decrease their academic performance due to their Biological attraction towards the opposite sex. There are higher possibilities of getting involved into relationships that requires time. Since women colleges do not have a direct daily basis interaction with males, female students tend to focus even more on their academics and extra academics activities.
According to Thompson: “It is a common educational belief that boys have a tendency to steal their teachers’ attention, making it more difficult for girls to have direct contact with their teachers. (Thompson, 2003).” Therefore he argues that in women colleges there is more space and changes for girls to do not feel repressed by the male influence. Hence, they get to develop a stronger personality and leadership skills. The fact that in coed schools, especially in majors such as engineering or business males tend to excel more due to their stronger positions. Females tend to reduce their capacity due to they feel intimidated or less strong by stereotypical ideas coming from society.
“In short, a women's college is a place where women get a taste of being in charge – and it's a lesson that lasts a lifetime...