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War on men: Harvard forces all-male off-campus club to admit women because rape culture

April 18, 2016

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

Porcellian Club: Deemed sexist because members like good-looking girls

 

Rakesh Khurana, the dean of Harvard College, issued an ultimatum giving eight single-sex student clubs (including Porcellian) until April 15 to go co-ed, and Porcellian, founded in 1791 and the oldest of the clubs, is so far holding out. Khurana’ s edict followed a report from Harvard’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention stating that 47 percent of female Harvard seniors who participated in finals-club activities had experienced “nonconsensual contact,” in contrast to only 31 percent of female Harvard seniors in general.
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The Harvard Crimson reported in March:

“Club-hosted parties have ‘reinforced a sense of sexual entitlement,’ according to the report. The report cites student accounts of ‘parties at which the only non-members in attendance were women selected mainly by virtue of their physical appearance,’ as well as party themes that portray women as ‘sexual objects.

“Women selected mainly by virtue of their physical appearance”! Translation: Porcellian men date pretty girls.

Read the whole thing here.

 

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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One Comment
  1. Lastango permalink

    It’s this sort of thing that makes me want to kick the members of the Augusta National Golf Club square in their shortsighted backsides. Thanks for nothing, you guys.

    As far as I know, the Porcellian club told Harvard to go pound sand.

    BTW, I recently read about a frat that was under pressure to go co-ed, and it appeared the frat’s board was about to cave. An alumnus wrote to a board member (who was a student) and advised him that going co-ed would open the door to complaints, from within the frat, of sexual assault and sex-based discrimination. This, in turn, would vastly increase the university’s leverage over the frat, leading to a de facto takeover of the frat by the school. It would be all downhill from there, and the frat would soon be utterly co-opted into unrecognizability.

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