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The sexism scandal that prompted Princess Amalia to break family tradition at university

The Hague. – Princess Amalia of Orange, 18 years olddecided not to sign up for the Amsterdam University Student Association (ASC/AVSV, in its Dutch abbreviation) for the time being, thus breaking a family tradition with this type of fraternity, which his great-grandmother, Queen Engaged to Juliana. The heir to the throne of the Netherlands will study in the Dutch capital from next September and it is this group that will suit her. However, after he decided sexist speech A national level of criticism erupted during a party organized by its members last July. The Information Service of the Royal Household (RVD) confirmed Princess Amalia’s decision on public television, calling it “personal”.

Amalia D'Orange will pursue a three-year degree in Politics, Economics, Law and Psychology
Amalia D’Orange will pursue a three-year degree in Politics, Economics, Law and Psychology

The ASC/AVSV association, to which students from the University of Amsterdam, in addition to the Free University (VU)—also in the Dutch capital—and Polytechnic (Hogeschool) students can sign up, have already lost last year. The subsidy received by him from the rectorate for carrying out his activities. Then, This was due to the ritualistic violence to which the new partners are subject. In this course, initiation rituals were suspended.

Scandals due to abusive behavior in an educational center are a problem in other countries and for other European royals as well. This is the case of crown princes DenmarkFederico and Marie, who announced last June that they had decided to change schools for their first child, Christian, 16 years. The young prince will no longer attend the Hurlufsholm boarding school, and neither will his sister, isabella, 15 Years, Cases After the Disclosure of an Official Report bullying and harassment, Located about 90 kilometers from Copenhagen, and with a good reputation to this day, the two brothers will now attend other schools.

In a biography of Dutch Princess Amalia, which appeared in 2021, its author, Claudia de Breeze, explained that the young woman hoped to enjoy the full experience of the university stage. She wanted to “belong to a student union and live in a house with other students”, she said. However, his current resignation shows, That is attentive to what is happening in Dutch society, as it is not mandatory to be a member of these groups. In the case of ASD/AVSV, both the Chairman of the Board and its three male members He resigned as soon as he came to know about the wrong remarks made during the party held on 24 July. That day, the three now-separated students said, among other things, that “Women are buckets of semen”, He also proposed “breaking their necks to pierce them”, and they were called “prostitutes” in the chorus during the meal. The leak of a video of the festival sparked a flurry of criticism and 270 students published a letter of disapproval.

Amalia D’Orange is hardworking and has passed secondary school with an average grade of 8. Technically, she received a diploma how much praise, At the University of Amsterdam you will follow a three-year degree (undergraduate) in politics, economics, law and psychology, which require a selection process.

In her family, membership of student unions dates back to the time of her great-grandmother queen julianlater followed by his grandmother, queen beatrix, his father, King William, sitting on the throne today, he did too, although it was not his intention. According to constitutional law expert Peter Rehwinkel, when William of the Netherlands was Crown Prince, “he would have preferred not to join the university fraternity.” “He didn’t even want to study at Leiden University, where the future sovereign used to do it, but he ended up doing both,” Rehwinkel told Dutch television.

For the place chosen to live, Amalia wanted to be with other classmates at the university, though knowing that security measures had to be taken into account in her case. At the moment, the lack of rooms for students is notorious throughout the country and education centers themselves advise enrollees to postpone their studies, or even cancel their enrollment if they do not get accommodation before the course starts. Is.

Amalia D’Orange will not have this problem. As indicated on her Twitter account Rick Evers, information specialist of the Dutch royal house, Princess live in a house by the canals of amsterdam Which is owned by his parents, Kings Guillermo and some of Maxima’s friends. In late May, an RVD spokesperson said that the location selected during this phase would be rented out to its owners.

by Isabel Ferrer

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