News on Feministing is often bad and I usually don’t have the energy to get all mad and stuff, but this really riled me up:
At the beginning of the semester, there was an incident here at Yale involving a “fraternity prank” and the Women’s Center where 12 members of the Zeta Psi frat stood in front of the Women’s Center chanting “dick dick dick dick” while holding a sign saying “We Love Yale Sluts.” Quite the incident.
On Monday, the Executive Committee of Yale College found the members of this group not guilty of intimdiation [sic] and harassment charges.
Feministing continues, “The men also intimidated women trying to enter the center. But I guess that’s not harassment, huh?”
Apparently, no further recourse.
The Women’s Center at Vassar, my Alma Mater and Yale’s former sister school, mysteriously disappeared the year after I graduated. When I was a junior and senior, it was centrally located in the Student Center, with a gorgeous mural on the wall, comfy couches I often used for napping, a decent library of feminist books, a little group-made altar, and a glass wall that looked over the plaza. The next year, they painted over the mural and plopped the main college switchboard offices in there. As far as I know, the Women’s Center never reappeared. Maybe they put it in the basement of one of the dorms.
Because, you know, a women’s college (now co-ed) must have no need for a women’s center.
At least there’s no fraternities at Vassar. Just sausage-heads performing pranks independently.