Professor Kate Stephens (1853-1938)

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THE GRADUATE MAGAZINE, volume 8, number 7, April, 1910. "Taboo the Word, 'Co-Ed,'" by Professor Kate Stephens.

The Graduate Magazine, volume 8, number 7, April, 1910. “Taboo the Word, ‘Co-Ed’.” Professor Stephens was a prolific writer, and often contributed articles to the alumni magazine of the University of Kansas, her alma mater. In this article, she argues against the use of the term “co-ed” because it both demeans women and assumes the superiority of male students. She is particularly disappointed that her alma mater is using the term, and believes that the editor of the magazine can use his influence to get it to stop.