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Careful, Wellesley students

A building at Wellesley College campus is seen through a makeshift transgender flag. A Wellesley College referendum supports admission of transgender men, but the administrators disagree.Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Re “Despite student vote, Wellesley College still says no to trans men” (Page A1, March 16), a majority of Wellesley College students want their college to admit trans men but apparently not other men. Their intentions are admirable but the distinction they draw could harm the cause of trans men, since it suggests that they aren’t the same as other men.

Jeffrey Abramson


The writer is a professor emeritus of government and law at the University of Texas at Austin.