Tradition is not a good enough reason to maintain status quo. Just to remind you of a few past American "traditions";
˜ African Americans were slaves
˜ Women did not have the right to vote
˜ People did not choose a spouse ... the parents did
˜ People were shot on sight for stealing cattle
˜ Justice was a hangman's noose, or a lynch mob
˜ Duels were fought for slander, etc.
These are just a few of the past "traditions" of our culture. Just because something is tradition, does not make it right. I do not believe Shannon should have tried to get in the Citadel, either. However, only because she wasn't qualified, not because it is a tradition.
A letter in Time had it right ... "There are a lot of males in the Citadel, but no men."
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