Thursday, August 31, 2023

Judge Refuses to Define "Woman"

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A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by University of Wyoming sorority sisters to block a transgender woman from joining their chapter — despite allegations the student was a “sexual predator” who got physically aroused around them.

Wyoming US District Court Judge Alan Johnson tossed the suit — filed by six members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority chapter — because the organization’s bylaws do not define what a “woman” is.

Is America really having this conversation? Or is it a nightmare?

And it's happening in mostly conservative, Republican Wyoming. 

Be informed, not misled.

"A federal court cannot interfere with the sorority chapter’s freedom of association by ruling against its vote to induct Artemis Langford in Sept. 2022," Johnson ruled Friday.

“With its inquiry beginning and ending there, the court will not define a ‘woman’ today,” the judge wrote.

“The University of Wyoming chapter voted to admit — and, more broadly, a sorority of hundreds of thousands approved — Langford,” he continued.

Langford is a biological man.

So the judge sort of has a point, but he's putting his head in the sand.

In September 2022, a group of female students sued a University of Wyoming sorority after it accepted a transgender woman [biological male].

The New York Post reported, "Seven sorority sisters from the Kappa Kappa Gamma house claim they were made uncomfortable by the new admittee on several occasions, a lawsuit obtained by the Associated Press alleges."

The women, who were not named in the suit, have sued the national sorority, its council president, and new member Artemis Langford, 21, who joined their chapter in September 2022.

The lawsuit alleges that the women felt uneasy by Langford — referred to under the male pseudonym Terry Smith in the suit — after she allegedly stared at them without talking for hours.

“One sorority member walked down the hall to take a shower, wearing only a towel. She felt an unsettling presence, turned, and saw Mr. Smith watching her silently,” the lawsuit alleges.

The plaintiffs allege the national Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, council president, and the new member all pressured the local chapter to breach sorority rules.

The women said they felt “intimidated” to induct Langford into the house.

The lawsuit also alleged that Langford behaved inappropriately around "his" sorority sisters on numerous occasions, including once when she “had an erection visible through his leggings,” the suit alleges

Apparently, we create "safe spaces" for LGBTQIA+, etc., but not for our daughters who are not confused about their gender.

The Cowboy State Daily reported: “An adult human male does not become a woman just because he tells others that he has a female ‘gender identity’ and behaves in what he believes to be a stereotypically female manner,” reads a legal complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for Wyoming."

“The Fraternity Council has betrayed the central purpose and mission of Kappa Kappa Gamma by conflating the experience of being a woman with the experience of men engaging in behavior generally associated with women.”  

Langford’s induction made local and national headlines and has created statewide controversy.  

The Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity is the parent organization of the sorority.

The Cowboy State also said this:

The women are suing on behalf of themselves and on behalf of the sorority itself, saying certain sorority officials have perverted its mission of 150 years to unite women.  

“After national sorority officials disregarded the secret voting process required by Sorority rules and after extensive behind-the-scenes direction from national Sorority officials and alumnae advisers – the Sorority inducted a man, Terry Smith, as a member,” the lawsuit states.  

The complaint refers to Langford, aka Smith, as “he” and “him” throughout. 

It alleges that sorority bylaws, corporate and other governing documents promise members and prospective members a single-sex organization and a sisterhood intended to be a haven during their college years.  

Six women at Monmouth College in western Illinois founded the Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity in 1870, the suit says. UW’s chapter has been operational for nearly 100 years.  

“Since 1870 – when a woman’s presence in a college classroom, by itself, defied societal norms – Kappa Kappa Gamma has united women in defiance of stereotypes about how women ‘should’ be,” the complaint reads. “Now Mr. Smith – a man who claims to be a woman because he thinks he knows how women should behave – has been brought into the Plaintiffs’ sorority house.”  

Cassie Craven, an attorney representing the sorority sisters, said her clients disagree with the ruling, of course — and, more importantly, that the sorority chapter lacks a proper definition of who should be classified as a woman.

“Women have a biological reality that deserves to be protected and recognized, and we will continue to fight for that right just as women suffragists for decades have been told that their bodies, opinions, and safety doesn’t matter,” Craven wrote in an email to the outlet.

Kappa Kappa Gamma has not said if it plans to change its bylaws to adequately define what a woman is for potential issues in the future.


In dismissing the suit, the judge said, "The court will not define a 'woman' today"

Kirsten Fleming wrote in the New Your Post yesterday:

"One can assume the sorority’s bylaws were written in saner times, when it would have been incomprehensible to its authors that they’d need to explicitly lay out what is covered in middle-school biology class."

She noted that the Cambridge dictionary defines “sorority” as “a social organization for female students at some US colleges.” Definitions for all of these words are pretty easy to come by.

Fleming shared some of the conversations in which this sorority guy has tried to engage the girls.

It's so vulgar I won't quote it here.

She said, "I went to neither law school nor medical school, but I can report that women don’t have penises that poke through leggings."

Kari Kittrell Poole, the executive director of the sorority, defended Langford, saying that they don’t discriminate against gender identity. But being a woman is not simply a state of mind — it’s a physical classification.

"If being a woman were merely a flight of fancy, one wouldn’t need to take meds or go under the knife to appear more feminine," she said.

Johnson isn’t the only one putting his head in the sand to duck activist backlash. During her Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Ketanji Brown Jackson declined to define “woman,” ridiculously saying, “I’m not a biologist.”

However, there was no such rapid-onset amnesia about the word during the reversal of Roe v Wade.

The real story has nothing to do with sororities or fraternities. It is merely our society gone mad: People in prominent positions are afraid to say what we’ve known is true since the dawn of human history.

Kick the can down the road, but this isn’t ending with the word “woman.” It’s just the beginning.

Pray for America.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.