Yale Frat's Rape Chant Caught on Tape

'No means yes, yes means anal!' boys yelled as they marched

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 15, 2010 1:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – A major Yale fraternity was forced to apologize yesterday, after its members marched past the college’s Old Campus—where most first-year women are housed—chanting “No means yes, yes means anal,” and “F---ing sluts,” among other sexist comments. Several were blindfolded. The incident, part of Delta Kappa Epsilon’s pledge ritual, was caught on tape and posted to YouTube immediately Wednesday night, according to Salon.

Yale’s other frats rushed to condemn DKE, and the group’s president issued an apology, telling the Yale Daily News that it was “a serious lapse in judgment by the fraternity and in very poor taste.” The Yale Women’s Center plans to hold a forum on the incident today, and members of the frat have promised to attend. This isn’t an isolated incident; a former Women’s Center board member says the “No means yes” chant has been heard before, and that sexist frat demonstrations recur every couple years.

A student at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., walks on campus Monday, Sept. 14, 2009.
A student at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., walks on campus Monday, Sept. 14, 2009.   (AP Photo/Douglas Healey)
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