And as long as you're at Bryn Mawr College, presumptive location of 'liberal, open-minded' women, perhaps the topic of M. Carey Thomas should come up.
I find it interesting that white women who consider themselves open-minded and liberal argue to keep Thomas', a virulently racist president of the college from c a century ago, name on the library, etc. These are women who would argue vigorously against any other form of discrimination, yet if it is a WHITE WOMAN, somehow her behavior is acceptable. Thomas paid other colleges, in some cases, to accept high-performing Black students because she wanted her student body to be completely white.
Presumptively liberal and 'not racist' white women have defended that stance as recently as 2017, at this 'extremely liberal' institution.
At some point, a decision will have to be made about hypocritical approaches to these items. Thomas 'name' on the building doesn't 'say' anything, but for those of us who know the history, it is despicable. To have women of any race defend it indicates to me that we will have large divisions in our society as long as we entertain this degree of hypocrisy among the population of powerful people.
You can see how WOCs' desire to participate in any sort of white feminism has waned. This is why: same hypocrisy you describe.
They voted to remove Thomas' name. But that's not what worries me: what worries me is that any Bryn Mawr graduate fought to keep it at all.
Food for thought about our 'lefty' institutions...