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Rape is a Problem in All Facets of Life

I neither agree nor disagree with the main opinion put forth by Dianne Egnor '97 in her letter to the editor ["Name Change Can Make IFC Less Greek-Centric," Jan. 29]. I do, however, take issue with Egnor's assertion that "the new member education program including rape awareness may be beneficial to some fraternities but that it doesn't really apply to a house of 30 men and women living together."

The assumption that rape exists only in fraternities but not in coed groups like Egnor's is naive, insulting, and - worst of all - dangerous. Evil resides in all of our organizations, all of our families, and in each one of us. The misconception that rape is a danger only in other people's groups is one of the unfortunate myths that hampers the prevention of sexual violence.

Allen N. Jordan '97

The writer is a member of Chi Phi