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    Female Students Suing Yale to be Allowed to Join Fraternities

    Female Students Suing Yale to be Allowed to Join Fraternities

    “lawsuit claims the groups deny “economic opportunities” to female and non-binary students”

    What happens if Yale adopts a single-sex policy like Harvard has? It’s not working out too well for many young women at Harvard.

    Campus Reform reports:

    Yale sued by girls who want to be let into fraternities

    Three female students are suing Yale University and nine of its fraternities for failing “to honor” an “environment free of discrimination” and sexual misconduct.

    Yale students Anna McNeil, Eliana Singer, and Ry Walker allege in the lawsuit that they were groped at fraternity parties as freshmen and that the fraternities unfairly dominate the campus social environment, The New York Times reported. All three are now suing to be allowed to join the all-male organizations.

    In addition to criticizing Yale fraternity culture on the grounds of sexual misconduct and drinking, the lawsuit claims the groups deny “economic opportunities” to female and non-binary students. The girls allege that fraternity students have access to vast alumni networks and “coveted job offers” that are unavailable to other students on campus. Additionally, they note that sororities do not bridge this gap because they were founded later and lack relative access to influence and power.

    This is not the first attempt the plaintiffs have made to challenge fraternities. In 2016, McNeil and Walker created a group on campus called “Engender,” which worked to integrate Yale’s Greek organizations. In 2017, the group, which included McNeil and Walker, attempted to rush the fraternities and were denied.

    By 2018, the girls, now joined by Singer, again tried to join the fraternities.

    The lawsuit also takes aim at Yale University’s “hands off” approach when it comes to dealing with fraternities, claiming that the school is in violation of Title IX and the Fair Housing Act for providing male-only membership and housing.

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    tom_swift | February 15, 2019 at 10:23 am

    . . . allege in the lawsuit that they were groped at fraternity parties as freshmen . . . All three are now suing to be allowed to join the all-male organizations.

    Huh? We were groped at a frat party, so we want to join? Am I missing something here?


       
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      fxdwg69 in reply to tom_swift. | February 15, 2019 at 10:36 am

      Lawsuits are not a great way to ingratiate oneself into an organization.


       
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      pilgrim1949 in reply to tom_swift. | February 15, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      Mirrors the behavior of the total nitwit, post-college-graduate accuser of Justice Kavenaugh who routinely returned to parties with guys younger than she, wherein she believed rape rooms were the norm.

      Why?

      No rational person would know, except, maybe…..jealous and missing out?

    I doubt that the groping occurred, judging from their demeanor.

    Can we safely assume that if this foolish request is granted, then male students (actual males, not “transformers”) will be allowed to join sororities?

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