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Now girls are often raised to see love only as giving. Women are praised for their love when that love is an act of giving. But to love is to give AND to take. Please love by giving, and by taking. Give and be given. If you are only giving and not taking, you’ll know. You’ll know from that small and true voice inside you that we females are so often socialized to silence. Don’t silence that voice. Dare to take.
—  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, commencement speech at Wellesley College

I want to join the Wellesley College Class of 1970.

Half the class didn’t graduate because they went on strike for the last two weeks of classes to protest the invasion of Cambodia, and their valedictorian couldn’t speak at commencement because she was in jail after being arrested at a protest.

This might be the most Wellesley story I have ever heard (and its only 10 am).