Harvard has come up with a new “inclusive” policy that will have feminists tickled pink. Yes, that means said policy is entirely unnecessary. Much like feminism itself. All-male clubs – official and unofficial alike – are coming under siege at the hands of none other than Harvard’s first female president. Surprise, surprise.
Students who join Harvard’s male-only social clubs won’t be able to serve as sports captains or leaders of other campus groups starting in fall 2017. The new policy… also applies to other unofficial single-gender groups on campus, including fraternities and sororities. Under the new policy, students who join single-gender groups will also be prohibited from getting the dean’s scholarships.
For clarification, women who are part of a sorority/girls club will also be penalized under these rules; by not receiving endorsement for the dean’s scholarships. Until someone cries “safe space,” then those non-cis-male groups will surely be encouraged (Princeton Students Demand Safe Space… Because Of Course).
BUT Men are getting doubly punished. Not only will they not receive the scholarship endorsement, they also won’t be able to pursue leadership roles. Women will still have the option to lead… Despite having broken the rules. Sound familiar?
This is “problematic” (to borrow a feminist-favorite phrase) for obvious reasons. The policy is clearly intended to disadvantage men. They have to open up their male centered clubs and sports teams to women… who are statistically weaker and inferior in nearly every way regarding the male-centric activities. Also, can we be realistic here? Very few women are pining away, wishing they could sign up for the all-male Dungeons and Dragons club on campus. This is the work of a few, radical SJW feminists.
Harvard hasn’t said how it will identify which students are members of the… clubs. A university spokeswoman said the school will form a group of faculty, students and administrators to help implement the new policy and to devise enforcement options.
So basically they’ll form their own Gestapo. For equality, that is.
“A truly inclusive community requires that students have the opportunity to participate in the life of the campus free from exclusion on arbitrary grounds,” Faust [Harvard President] said.
Harvard prides itself as the standard for quality higher education. Yet they’re championing this idea that even acknowledging the differences between sexes is somehow… “sexist.” Ladies: the football coach isn’t discriminating against you by discouraging you from trying out for the team. He’s saving your life. You would be badly injured playing football with men. Women are skilled in myriad areas. Getting tackled is not amongst them. Find something else to do with the guys. Maybe golf. Definitely not rugby. See how that works?
In their push against “arbitrary” exclusion, Harvard is enforcing arbitrary inclusion. Ironically, that forced inclusion could foster more resentment between the sexes… And even be dangerous, as illustrated above. I suspect this policy has less to do with peaceful coexistence/teamwork… and more to do with making a statement. Something along the lines of #YesAllWomen can do everything men do. Or else.
While we’re on the subject…