Emily Davies Argumentative Essay

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Higher education for a woman was almost completely unheard of in the early twentieth century. However, in 1869, Emily Davies created the first college for women, Girton College. Davies had to be very careful since she tried to open “a college like a man’s.” She had to be sure that “masculine” subjects were a part of the college so women could get the same education as a man. Davies believed that if women were held at the same standard of education as a man, all achievements would be considered equally valid. She turned down any thoughts of any different curriculum because the men would automatically believe they were inferior to women. Davies built her college far enough away from Cambridge, which was a male college, so that men could not mix
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