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Several national fraternities and sororities sued Harvard University on Monday over a 2016 rule that discourages students from joining single-gender social clubs, marking the first legal challenge to the school's policy. Two fraternities and two sororities filed a lawsuit in Boston's federal court, while another sorority separately sued the school in Massachusetts state court. Both cases argue that the school's policy discriminates against students based on their sex and spreads negative stereotypes about students who join all-male or all-female organizations. Comment: Grievance politics are a knife that cuts both ways. Ironically, the policies set up to combat "isms" often embody those isms better than whatever it is they are trying to fight. Affirmative action is actually racist. Title IX rape tribunals are actually sexist. Harvard officials did not immediately provide comment on the suits. Starting with last year's freshman class, Harvard students who are members of...