Yikes…: Yale edition

After pledges to a Yale fraternity chanted “No means yes, yes means anal” as part of an initiation ritual two weeks ago, women’s organizations and commentators have called upon Yale to reassess its commitment to women’s rights on campus.

An op-ed in Slate decried the “flippant” response from the Yale Daily News, citing an editorial in the student newspaper on Oct. 18 that described the Yale Women’s Center’s response to the event as “initial overreaction” and “histrionics.” The Huffington Post has also reported on the controversy, and at least three online petitions urge Yale administrators to take further action against the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.