A Dallas Reader Offers A Fraternal Correction
From: Gerald Martin (e-mail him)
James Fulford writes: The mistake—and it is a mistake—was the Daily Mail`s, and that`s why the note was headed “Inaccuracy alert”.
Amazingly, Tri-Delt and Zeta Tau Alpha both identify themselves on their websites as women`s “fraternities”, no doubt part of the modern trend that allows amazingly feminine young actresses to refer to themselves as “actors.” However, that doesn`t excuse the Daily Mail. A famous riddle attributed to Abraham Lincoln is
“How many legs does a dog have, If you call a tail a leg?”
“Four, because calling a tail a leg doesn`t make it a leg.”
Since both organizations remain all-female, they should be called sororities, whether they like it or not.