Rebecca Davis O’Brien is a freelance writer based in New York City. She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Parade Magazine, and Slate’s Double X blog. Her first book, The King’s English, about her experience teaching at a new boarding school in Jordan, will be published by Algonquin Books.

Spend Saturday night at Princeton, and you’ll see why women trail men on elite campuses. America’s top colleges attract students through their old traditions. So can young women finally crack the old-boys club?

Missing from what critics are calling the defining story of our age are female characters who aren't doting groupies, sexed-up Asians, vengeful sluts, or dumpy, feminist killjoys, says Rebecca Davis O'Brien.