Smith College Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Nicole

that we are lesbians

Gabriele

Stereotypes include: many/most Smithies are lesbians, man-haters, crazy uber-liberals, obnoxious over-achievers

breana

Everyone is a lesbian or bisexual. Smith girls study all the time and never go out. Smith is a bubble, you will never get off campus. There are certain stereotypes that run with certain houses or organizations as well.

Bronwyn

Gay. Rich. Uptight. Way too overly focused on studies.

Emmerson

That we are all lesbians, that we are all book worms and don't know how to have fun.

sally

awkward studious lesbians

Michelle

uber-liberal, intense/very tightly wound

Andy

That everyone is a lesbian here at smith. Also that everyone is rich.

Rachel

That everyone is a lesbian, that every single is ridiculously smart and wonderfully academic.

Jessica

That all Smith girls are lesbians

Liz

Many Smith Students are homosexual or are questioning their sexuality-or temporarily change their sexuality during their 4 years at Smith.

Eve

Smith students are especially smart and gay.

Laura

Smith students are Lesbians, high strung feminists, opinionated and energetically charged in areas that are felt strongly about.

Sally

I think some of the stereotypes are that Smithies are liberal, conceded and pretentious. Also there is a stereotype that Smith is overflowing with lesbian & transgendered students.

Allie

Everyone's aggressively political. Everyone is a lesbian. Most students are very butch.

Alanna

argumentative, liberal, strong-willed, intelligent, ambitious

Dane

we're all dykes, we're all pearls-and-twinsets society girls, we're whiny, we're too activisty, we're PC and sensitive, we're vegetarians, we're boys

Sarah

The biggest stereotype about Smithies is that we are all lesbians, and that there is a lot of drama because of it. Women's colleges in general are often thought to be "catty."

cornelia

left wing, liberal, outspoken, hardworking

Julie

The stereotypical Smithie is very liberal and passionate about both her studies and issues she cares about, and is a major over-achiever. I have heard Smith called "the lesbian capital of the world".

Caroline

There are a couple of types: 1) The girly girls who wear pearls, miniskirts, northface polar fleeces, and flip flops at every available opportunity. 2) The super gay lesbian types with short hair and men's clothing. 3) The nerdy girls who have no social graces, no makeup, wear capes, and play D and D. 4) The indie girls who go to rock shows all the time, smoke, and make fun of your favorite band. There are plenty of people that fit none of these categories as well. Also, some people combine a few of the types. Everyone is considered to be smart. People from the outside think all Smith girls are desperate and horny and get really excited to see boys. Maybe some do. I don't really know.

Caitlin

Stereotypes: Smithies are incredibly politically liberal and all lesbian.

Alex

Some of the stereotypes that I've heard is that we're all radical feminist lesbians

Katherine

Smithies are ugly. Smithies are extremely hardworking and motivated. We don't have enough fun. Everyone is gay.

Alicia

Smith and Smith students tend to be stereotyped as extremely liberal and the epitome of a "tree hugger."

Alex

Non-Smithies have stereotypes that all Smith women are man-hating feminists.

Sonic

Smith students are assumed to be man-hating, rabid feminists.

Danielle

Smith students are thought to be feminists, lesbians, and rich girls

Dylan

"Everyone at Smith is a lesbian and if you are not one when you get here, you'll be one by the time you leave"

Katherine

That because Smith is all women, everyone is a lesbian and there aren't any parties on campus.

Jenn

Smith likes to present the image of a wonderfully diverse and welcoming place, where stereotypes and labels disappear.

Missy

That they are gay, feminist, ugly, combative, and/or rich.

Cameron

Everyone comes from a rich family Everyone is a lesbian

Mary

That everyone is gay and/or vegan.

Emma

That we're all radical, bite-men's-heads-off feminists, or that we're all lesbians.

ami

we're all feminists and lesbians. we're all spoiled and wealthy.

Sarah

Lesbians Rich snobs

Dylan

Smith students are gay, masculine, man-hating, overachieving, wealthy and competitive.

Meredith

Stereotypes about Smith are that it is a lot of rich, white liberal women who are caddy and bisexual. That they are unattractive (thanks GQ magazine) and obnoxiously feminsit.

Sarah

It is a school full of unattractive, intelligent and independent women.

Caroline

that we're all gay, that we can't dress ourselves, that we're really intense

Chris

People seem to think that Smithies are either wealthy, uppity and conservative or gay, socially liberal hippies. We are known for studying a lot and being a little nerdy and, sometimes, for being strong leaders with a lot of "Type A" personalities.

Ryan

Lesbians; overachievers.

Lauren

lesbians, smart, hard-working

Becca

smithies are: rich, white, and lots of them are gay

Andy

Many people assume we are all gay and very liberal.

Andy

We're all man-hating, feminazi lesbians. Or, if the stereotyper is older, we're domestic, pearl-wearing future wives of powerful men.

Miranda

People say that Smith is a place that breeds radical feminists, and that Smith students are mostly all lesbians. People also say that Smith is just the place that rich girls with pearls hang out until they get married. Clearly, there are some different accounts going on...

Sarah

A lot of people stereotype Smith students as being predominantly gay. I also think that people tend to think that women's colleges are full of either man-hating ultra feminists or prissy little princesses.

Kat

THE LESBIAN RUMORS ARE TRUE Very sexually oriented and fun.

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