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True, Dorothy Sayers was either one of the first women to attend Oxford, who
actually got an Oxford degree, or one of the last who had to sit exams and
get a degree from Trinity College, Dublin, (which institution didn't let
women into the library for some time after allowing them to attend lectures
(chaperoned of course), which was again well after they allowed them to sit
the exams).

If it took that long for English institutions to let women in, how long do
we want to bet on waiting before the Taliban changes it's mind?

Nancy EM Gilly, MLS
William W. Backus Hospital Medical/Nursing Library
326 Washington Street, Norwich, CT  06360
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----- Original Message -----
From: Michelynn McKnight <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2001 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: CHAT-- Afgan Ban on Women in Library


> See Virginia Wolf's "A Room of One's Own". It wasn't all *that* long ago
> that women were banned from most, if not all, important English libraries.
>
> Michelynn [log in to unmask]
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>
> >From: Donna Beales <[log in to unmask]>
> >Reply-To: Donna Beales <[log in to unmask]>
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: CHAT-- Afgan Ban on Women in Library
> >Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 11:10:23 -0400
> >
> >This appeared in the Boston Globe this week.  It is about women being
> >banned from a newly opened medical library in Afghanistan.  Loma Linda
> >Hospital is involved in funding.
> >
> >http://www.boston.com/dailynews/187/world/California_university_opens_m
> >e:.shtml
> >
> >Donna Beales
> >Lowell General Hospital
> >Health Science Library
> >Lowell, MA
> >(978) 937-6247
> >FAX (978) 937-6855
> >[log in to unmask]
> >http://lowellgeneral.library.net
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