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Tue Sep 23, 2014, 06:50 AM

Wesleyan, accused of harboring ‘Rape Factory,’ orders frats to admit women

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Wesleyan, accused of harboring ‘Rape Factory,’ orders frats to admit women
Tom Boggioni
22 Sep 2014

In an email sent to the campus community this morning, the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University has mandated that residential fraternities must begin accepting and housing male and female students within the next three years, according to Business Insider.

In the email, Joshua Boger, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and President Michael Roth, wrote that, while fraternities at the Connecticut school have “contributed greatly to Wesleyan over a long period of time,” the trustees have decided to make changes.

“With equity and inclusion in mind, we have decided that residential fraternities must become fully co-educational over the next three years,” the trustees wrote. “If the organizations are to continue to be recognized as offering housing and social spaces for Wesleyan students, women as well as men must be full members and well-represented in the body and leadership of the organization.”

There has been pressure on the university to ban residential fraternal organizations, following a federal lawsuit filed against the university in 2012 over a sexual assault against a woman at the Mu Epsilon chapter of Beta Theta Pi, a fraternity house the lawsuit claimed was known on campus as the “Rape Factory.”

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Reply Wesleyan, accused of harboring ‘Rape Factory,’ orders frats to admit women (Original post)
unhappycamper Sep 2014 OP
get the red out Sep 2014 #1
DetlefK Sep 2014 #2
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Sep 2014 #4
CentralMass Sep 2014 #3
4Q2u2 Sep 2014 #5
geardaddy Sep 2014 #6
geardaddy Sep 2014 #7
whistler162 Sep 2014 #8
TexasMommaWithAHat Sep 2014 #9

Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 07:11 AM

1. How would this possibly help?

Wouldn't any woman living in these houses be in danger on a daily basis? This doesn't make sense.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 07:29 AM

2. Maybe this would help them see women as people.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 07:39 AM

4. Seems a bit like a Rube Goldberg way to try to get to that goal.

Most of those guys spent their entire childhood living with women. Mothers, sisters, neighbours, schoolmates. If that didn't do the trick, why would this? Seems more likely to increase assaults to me.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 07:31 AM

3. Doh! I wonder if that board moonlights as consultents to the NFL

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 08:44 AM

5. Reverse the Power structure

Maybe the Sororities should be integrated where the Woman would far out number the men, allowing the woman to better represent themselves.
Who in their right mind did these Highly? Educated people think would pledge for the "Rape Factory"
If it is also to the point where there is a Frat on Campus known to everybody but you as the "Rape Factory" then you need to go. You have failed the Woman and the Institution that you were obligated to lead and protect on a momentous scale.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Sep 23, 2014, 10:54 AM

7. We had a fraternity at my college

that accepted women as full members. The "siblinghood" was mostly progressive, hippie, and Deadheads. They had their charter revoked by the national org.

That was the only fraternity I ever felt going to for parties. They were a very inclusive group.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Sep 25, 2014, 06:08 AM

8. I would assume that Sororities are also

included under the cover of residential Fraternities?

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 26, 2014, 11:08 AM

9. Either they all go co-ed or none go co-ed

How about kicking these students out of school, take appropriate legal action, etc?

None of my kids have been in these organizations, and I'm glad, but forcing frats to go co-ed is stupid, imo.

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