Men-only clubs at universities, ivy-league ones in particular, have been a long standing tradition. Until now, no one has thought to admit women into them because well, it’s men-only for a reason. Harvard University is trying to change that though by making their “final clubs” co-ed. Unsurprisingly, there was backlash. The Porcelain Club, which is 225 years old and boasts former members such as President Theodore Roosevelt and the Winklevoss twins (hot rowing gods), had some objections and rightly so. I don’t blame them for objecting. I don’t see anything wrong with wanting to keep the club men only when it’s been that way for over 200 years. It’s called a tradition for a reason and women have their own clubs to worry about, i.e. sororities. What I do find fault with, is their reasoning.
In an interview with the Harvard Crimson, a former member wrote, “Given our policies, we are mystified as to why the current administration feels that forcing our club to accept female members would reduce the incidence of sexual assault on campus… Forcing single gender organizations to accept members of the opposite sex could potentially increase, not decrease the potential for sexual misconduct.”
Translation? They’re not able to keep it in their pants.
The men of the Porcelain Club are basically saying they don’t have enough control over their penises not to rape women should they be allowed to join the club. Seriously guys? Say you don’t want girls there because you’re too embarrassed to cross swords in front of them. Tell us you want a little alone time to dick around with your pals and play video games without being interrupted. You could have come up with a myriad of stupid reasons, but no. You went with, “We can’t control ourselves.”
Find another reason gentlemen..
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