The University of Missouri is considering banning women from fraternity houses past 10 P.M. on so-called “high risk” nights — because these adult women are apparently too stupid to decide where to spend their time once it gets dark out.
The ban is just one suggestion listed on a draft of proposed regulations developed by the school’s Fraternity Alumni Consortium and Office of Greek Life, a body of fraternity alumni formed in 2009 to advise Missouri’s administration on matters related to Greek life. The draft was obtained through an open records request filed by the Maneater, the school’s student newspaper.
Since the document’s release, it has faced intense criticism — even prompting the school’s Panhellenic Association to write a letter to Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin (who will consider the proposals later this month) expressing its disapproval:
“This policy lends itself to the notion that women cannot make choices for themselves about their own safety,” the letter states.
“Our goal is for these policies and procedures to be implemented and operating at the start of the Fall 2015 Semester,” the document states.
Hellman also told the Maneater that another one of the document’s particularly idiotic suggestions — mandatory drug testing for all fraternity and sorority members — has since been dropped from the draft.
— Katherine Timpf is a reporter for National Review.