College is a unique time in life. You begin to learn who you are. Maybe you are living away from home for the first time. You learn to interact with people who come from all over, from all different backgrounds. And it is from that group of different people that you realize you are all living the experience together and that you really aren’t as different as you thought you were. You form friendships that you will have for the rest of your life. But for the sisters of the University of Wyoming’s chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) sorority, their collective college experience will take on a whole new meaning.
Why are @KappaKappaGamma accepting creepy men perving on women? So much for empowering women. No, they’d rather empower a voyeuristic creeper. https://t.co/aDXfiXBzpp
— Fiery Godmother (@fiery_godmother) August 28, 2023
Back in May, RedState brought you the case of the University of Wyoming and KKG’s newest “sister.” Artemis Langford is six foot two, weighs around 260 pounds, and is a biological male. When she joined the sorority chapter in 2022, she asked for permission to move into the sorority house for the fall semester. Several members of the sorority filed a lawsuit asking that Langford’s membership be declared null and void because Langford is a biological male. On Friday, Judge Alan B. Johnson of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming, surprisingly, a Reagan appointee, told the biological women of KKG to essentially suck it up and deal with living with a man.
The KKG members had sued the sorority’s national organization, claiming that Langford’s membership violated its bylaws. The suit also alleges that KKG had breached housing contracts by allowing Langford to live in the house, thus violating the sorority’s governing documents. In his ruling, Judge Johnson stated that KKG can interpret its own definitions of what a “woman” is, and therefore did not breach any housing contracts. The members who brought the suit also maintained that if Langford was to live in the house, new bylaws would have to be enacted, and new definitions of what a “woman” is. Johnson decided against that claim as well, saying in the ruling, “Defining ‘woman’ is Kappa Kappa Gamma’s bedrock right as a private, voluntary organization – and one this Court may not invade.”
The heads of the national sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma decided they wanted creepy men staring at women.
This is on them, not the judge.
— WhiskeySilverball (@WhiskeySlvrBall) August 28, 2023
What the sisters of KKG have endured since Langford was admitted is creepy and gross, at least, and, in some instances, downright traumatic. At the time the suit was filed, Langford was not living in the house but would spend time there and be there for meals. One member described how Langford would sit in a chair for hours watching them. Other members claimed that Langford made inappropriate comments about their romantic relationships. One evening, Langford was supposed to leave the house by 10 p.m. but stayed until midnight. The next morning, he returned and stood in a corner while several members were changing. Others claim that Langford would become visibly physically aroused and would put a pillow in his lap to conceal it.
So who, if anyone, is on the side of not just the sisters of KKG but other sorority members on other college campuses? KKG members got no assistance from senior members of the chapter, all the way up to chapter managers and the national organization. One member stated that the message from those higher-ups was basically to accept it or get out. Another member said when she refused to shower or sleep in the same area as Langford, she was called a “bigot” and a “transphobe.”
Unfortunately, the sisters of KKG are not alone. In June, at St. Lawrence University in New York, a biological male was kicked out of a chapter of the Chi Omega sorority. Fabian Guzman claims that he was initially accepted by both the national organization and the school chapter and was even being considered for recruiting chair in 2024. He now says that Chi Omega is “transphobic” and that, “I can just see how there’s a reinforcement of the stereotypical style of how and who a sorority girl should be.” The operative word here, Fabian, is “girl.”
As the school year begins, the sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma are forced to welcome their “sister” Artemis into the sorority house. It is a trend that is likely to continue as trans-activists learn that all they need to do is intimidate traditionally female-only institutions to further their agenda. What happens to the rights of young women? Where are the feminists who used to fight for those rights? Guess the “sisterhood” is only important when it affects you.
The judge said “Defining ‘woman’ is Kappa Kappa Gamma’s bedrock right as a private, voluntary organization- and one this Court may not invade.” Will a judge say the same thing if a sorority defines “woman” to mean a biological woman?
— Ecgberht (@Ecgberht4) August 28, 2023