Sorority at Harvard votes to close over no-single-sex-groups policy

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'Two years after Harvard University said it would penalize students who joined fraternities, sororities and final clubs, a campus sorority chapter is shutting down.

The Delta Gamma sorority announced Sunday that it had voted unanimously to honor a request by its Cambridge chapter, Zeta Phi, to close.

“This decision does not mean that we are succumbing to the University’s new sanctions and policies,” the president of Delta Gamma’s national organization, Wilma Johnson Wilbanks, said in a statement.

“We will continue to champion our right to exist on campuses everywhere,” her statement said. “We believe the value of sorority is too great.”
In an email to students, Harvard’s president at the time, Drew Gilpin Faust, said that fraternities and sororities enacted “forms of privilege and exclusion at odds with our deepest values” and said that the school could not “endorse selection criteria that reject much of the student body merely because of gender.”

Ms. Faust’s successor, Lawrence Bacow, has said he intends to continue the policy. Other schools, as well as states around the country, have begun to crack down on Greek life organizations.'

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There are literally 100s of 1000s, maybe millions, of news items published daily all over the world that touch on issues wherein sex/gender is at least a factor. A site like MANN has to focus on issues of concern to MRAs or the MRM or else its content becomes too broad. Occasionally though I make an exception in cases where a story demonstrates how the extremity of ideological implementation leads to ludicrous or unfortunate outcomes also for women. There is nothing wrong with single-sex groups on college campuses. Arguably such groups are of great benefit to both sexes given the general psychological and emotional needs of people demonstrably diverge based on age and sex. As people get older the sex differences, I have noticed, begin to diminish, and everyone ends up a lovable (well... sometimes) cussed old coot regardless of sex. But in the late teens and early 20s, single-sex spaces can be a very needed "safe space" (oh, that phrase!) for people making their way through late adolescence. Trying to remove that is just mean-spirited and an example of the adults of the species preying upon the young (as if college tuition bills weren't bad enough). This kind of craziness we are seeing affects everyone adversely. Hopefully one day sanity will be restored to America's higher ed system but alas I am pretty sure that system will collapse and be replaced by virtual learning or alternative forms of teen-to-adult institutions before it can come out of its collective nosedive.

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