A student activist at William & Mary College wrote in an op-ed this week that it was not only socially acceptable for social justice warriors to spray paint frat houses with graffiti marking them as places that glorify and encourage the mistreatment of women, but that it was actually a form of censorship for colleges and universities to prevent students from doing so. In her essay – which was apparently written in full seriousness – Aditya Mohan argues that oppressed students should have the right to decide what is and isn’t an appropriate way to express their outrage against these institutions of ill-repute.
“Within universities, fraternities are a microcosm of the patriarchal, classist and white supremacist structures that exist in society,” Mohan wrote, already losing any reader who has not bought in to the New Age of Victimhood. “ It is important to recognize that instances of sexual violence are never isolated.
“Rather,” she continued, “they are the manifestations of a culture with an ingrained imbalance of power that normalizes the violation of autonomy of one by another. And therefore, while sexual assault statistics should be enough to convince you that fraternities should be dismantled, I think it is a good idea to look at what lies at the essence of fraternities to see why they embody the culture of authoritarianism and inequality.”
Lest you think that any fraternity might escape the ire of Mohan’s pen, think again. She indeed believes that the very concept of a male-only frat house is already – as they love to say – problematic.
“On the surface, the primary feature of fraternities is that they’re usually only inclusive to those whom fraternities recognize as men,” she wrote. “There can be no justification for this segregation. Cis men in most societies — and particularly in our western society — have held power over women and forced non-binary and trans people into hiding. Fraternities’ hold on social power allows them to objectify women and reinforce the gender binary.”
No justification for this segregation! This chick is serious!
Because of all of this institutionalized imbalance of power, Mohan argues, it is perfectly within students’ rights to take “direct action” against these fraternities, including but not limited to painting their facades with graffiti that marks them for their rape culture. There is no point, she adds, in taking their student complaints to the school administration, since it is, after all, “part of the same power structure” that allows the frat houses to exist in the first place.
It’s getting to the point where these SJWs just need to pool their money together, buy an island off the coast of the U.S. somewhere, and go indulge themselves in the anarchist fantasies they hold so dear. Not only will this relieve the rest of us from their tiresome whining and their nonstop hatred of liberty, it will…you know what, who cares what else it will or won’t do? That it will accomplish the first thing is reason enough. In fact, maybe we can all pony up the money ourselves and put this experiment on the fast track.