Annabella Rockwell, 29, graduated from Mount Holyoke in Western Massachusetts in 2015 and said it drove her to drink and made her briefly become estranged from her mother, who threw a vase during one of their arguments.
Prior to attending the elite school to study history, which charges $60,000 a year, Rockwell said she grew up in a ‘traditional’ household and had considered herself to be open-minded.
However, the politics minor claimed the all-women’s school ‘totally indoctrinated’ her into thinking she was an oppressed victim of the patriarchy.
‘This professor tells me about the patriarchy. I barely knew what the word meant. I didn’t know what she was talking about,’ she told the New York Post. ‘I wasn’t someone that into feminism. I just knew that I felt I had always been free to do what I wanted. I never experienced sexism.
‘But I was told there’s the patriarchy and you don’t even understand it’s been working against you your whole life. You’ve been oppressed and you didn’t even know it. Now you have to fight it.
‘And I just went down this deep rabbit hole.’
‘I saw everything through the lens of oppression and bias and victimhood. I came to the school as someone who saw everyone equally. I left looking for injustice wherever I could and automatically assuming that all white men were sexist.’ MORE