This “Girls-only policy” is par for the course as far as fraternity parties at Tulane go, yet I don’t believe it’s been given proper scrutiny. The issue reaches far beyond a night of gendered rejection or acceptance on Broadway. Ultimately, it’s a feminist issue and a problem with the power dynamics at play within the party culture here at Tulane.
The fact is that sexual assault still happens at fraternity parties. By concentrating male attendance in fraternity members, the likelihood of misconduct being recognized decreases. Their argument shows an emphasis on minimizing illicit acts committed at a party by someone that the fraternity cannot protect, instead of protecting partygoers themselves. Their argument holds up, but with such selfish intentions what is it worth?