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Smith College Student Wants To Start ‘Straight Girls’ Sorority

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Smith College, a private, independent women's liberal arts college in Northampton, Massachusetts that is known for welcoming gay students, might have a new sorority on the way.

An unidentified student sent out an email to her fellow classmates to test the water about creating a sorority for “straight” girls. Apparently the girl felt "marginalized" because she is not a lesbian, Jezebel reported.

This is the email:

"Hello, this is [XXX] and I am sending this message to girls I think might be interested in this idea and I would also love to hear your opinion on this. so I have this crazy idea but tell me what you honestly think. I want to start a sorority at smith (Delta Gamma/DG), which would basically just be an exclusive group for straight girls, a little friend group.. We would have sorority mixers with Amherst men, weekly dinner dates, weekly photoshoots where we would dress up nice, baking nights.. 

We would also get Sorority apparel (even Lily Pulitzer has the cutest DG stuff!) and we’d have traditions, like every wednesday we wear pink haha. I got this idea because personally as a straight girl at Smith, I feel marginalized and I feel like the minority, and I think this could be a really great way to socialize with people we identify more with at smith, and to meet more guys.. The first mixer is already plnned, wih the Amherst bball team this Friday (actually their idea!) What do you think?"

Since the email was posted on the Internet, many people have ridiculed the author for her views and for her spelling mistakes. The original post actually contained her name so some many people on campus know her actual identity.

Sources: Jezebel, Slate