Originally Posted By: Val
Discrimination is discrimination, regardless of which group is being favored.

Not all discrimination is equally problematic. I don't know many people who think women's colleges such as Wellesley should be forced to admit men. I've read that many private liberal arts colleges favor male applicants, because if the sex ratio gets too skewed, the schools will become unattractive to both sexes. I think MIT has some preference for females. Many colleges are residential communities as well as educational institutions, and they admit students accordingly.