Kappa Kappa Gamma (Kappa) girls at the University of Wyoming have filed a lawsuit after their chapter was pressured to admit a biological male who often identifies as a woman into their all-female membership. In this case, the Plaintiffs are being represented by Attorney Cassie Craven, a member of Independent Women’s Network.
The women involved in the lawsuit made their first public appearance on the Megyn Kelly Show, followed by exclusive appearances on Fox’s Ingraham Angle.
Craven articulately addressed the issue of erasing the meaning of womanhood, saying of Kappa leadership: “They want everyone to believe that being a woman is nothing more than wearing lipstick and the pronouns that you use. We all know that it amounts to womanhood – a lifetime of experiences – and that’s what they seek to deprive these young women of and that’s what we intend to fight for.”
The Kappa Kappa Gamma (Kappa) Women’s Fraternity was founded in 1870 by six college women who bravely stood together to create a supportive and safe place for women to live, learn and together face the challenges of their university experience. Over the decades, sororities have heralded the benefits and values of a single sex environment to develop women’s life and leadership skills.
Kappa is a non-profit corporation “founded to unite women, through membership in the sorority, in a close bond of friendship, and to instill in them a spirit of mutual love and helpfulness.” Historically, Kappa has been a place of refuge from political stances, understanding and respecting that their membership is diverse in their personal beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences.
Craven said that attempting to include a biological male in the organization fails to abide by the values Kappa was founded on and erodes the importance of female-only spaces.
“There’s a misunderstanding that exploiting people somehow lends itself to compassion. Individuals like the one in question deserve their own spaces. They deserve to be safe, protected, accepted, and loved, but when you’re living in a tight environment with a clearly biological male, it’s just impossible for that individual to have compassion,” Craven said.
“We can’t let woke culture be the arbiter of what sisterhood is,” Craven continued. “It’s a shared experience, growth, and development. This experience is not doing this individual any justice whatsoever. That’s where I think the left gets it wrong.”
America is grappling with a fundamental question: What is the future of women’s only spaces?
Craven said, “It’s very disheartening that when you’re a six foot two, two hundred and sixty pound man you’re treated as the victim in today’s society. But the bylaws are very clear: this is an all-women’s organization. Kappa was formed over a hundred years ago to be that support system for women so that they could compete in the classroom against men. And now, we just cease to exist. We’re nothing more than an idea of self-identification.”