Harvard used to value tradition.  Now, it bows to the gods of divisive, identity politics. Last week, Harvard announced its last sorority, Alpha Phi, will open its doors to men.

What’s so bad about sororities and why do they have to be wiped off the face of the earth?  Well, single-gender social clubs are the Kryptonite of leftists, because their existence acknowledges the truth that there are inherent differences between males and females.  And, since reality won’t bend to their whacky ideology, Harvard is simply forcing the sororities to stop existing and inconveniently point this out.

At first, Alpha Phi refused to go co-ed. Hundreds of sorority sisters protested outside Harvard president’s office, but to no avail.  Now, they’re saying they will rebrand themselves as “The Ivy.”  Fox News reports that they issued this statement:

“Ultimately, Alpha Phi was founded to provide help, hand in hand, to a community of women so we could achieve success that paralleled the men around us,” the group said. “We do not believe our school’s sanctions are justified, but in non-compliance, we are giving up on young women who came to our organization for a strong community and are instead forced to risk their future success.”

Now, all sororities are open to both women and men. Kappa Kappa Gamma and Kappa Alpha Theta are now gender-neutral, while Delta Gamma shut down altogether. The IC Club, the Pleiades Society and the La Vie Club still admit only women on Harvard’s campus. Three fraternities and six male social clubs are open only to men. Four men’s groups have gone co-ed.

I have to be honest, I don’t care much about the existence of various social clubs on the campus of Harvard.  Here’s what I do care about: how the campuses of our so-called elite universities are giving in to the pressures of far left nut jobs who refuse to acknowledge scientific and biological realities.

It’s not sustainable, and perhaps that’s a good thing.

Harvard has had its moment.  Now, it’s stepping aside to let transgendered activists call the shots.  Its demise is on its own head.

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.