Posts tagged "fraternity"

UVA Fraternity Has Been Reinstated After Police Found A Lack Of Evidence Supporting Gang Rape Allegations

The UVA fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone’s gang rape article was reinstated after police found no substantive evidence that a gang rape occurred. [NBC] New York City’s police investigator general has found that New York police officers are too quick to resort to chokeholds, which were banned in 1993. [New York…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015

RIP Society: Frat Boys Graffiti Beached Whale

I'm sorry, but FUCK the frat boys who graffitied this poor beached whale in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Seriously, fuck them forever. The 15-foot Minske whale's corpse washed ashore and instead of being heartsick over one of Mother Nature's most amazing creatures meeting such a sad end -- the cause of death is not know…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2014

Frat Dude Sincerely Apologizes For His “Guide To Luring Your Rape Bait” Email

Earlier this week, I told you about Matthew Peterson, the Phi Kappa Tau brother at Georgia Tech who sent his entire fraternity a manifesto of sorts — entitled “Luring Your Rape Bait” — on “how to mack and succeed at parties.” It was gross and offensive and stupid, but Peterson has apparently come to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 11, 2013

Dude Bro Sends Entire Frat A Guide To “Luring Your Rape Bait”

Strap in, ladies, this one's going to be a terribly douche-y ride. According to Total Frat Move, Matthew Peterson, a Phi Kappa Tau brother at Georgia Tech, sent his entire fraternity a manifesto of sorts -- entitled "Luring Your Rape Bait" -- on "how to mack and succeed at parties." I would suggest him a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

I Can’t Stop Watching This 1988 Chi Phi Frat Video

Back in 1988, the members of the University of Southern California chapter of Chi Phi Fraternity put together a promotional rap video to attract new members to their fraternity's ranks. The vid, set to a funky original track, includes a multi-part rap about colors (!) and a lot of pretty awesome dancing. We're particularly fervent…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 21, 2013

Girl Talk: I Was In A Sorority & I’m Not A Psycho

My phone blips. Another email. Given that I'm stuck at an un-jaywalkable intersection in the East Village, I pause to open it. It's another reply to my sorority sister's chain email. The subject line from  35 emails ago simply reads: "Interesting." I'm immediately engrossed, missing the walking man and chance to cross the street. Earlier…
By: Sarah Gray / April 25, 2013

Emerson Frat Raises Money For Trans Brother’s Sexual Reassignment Surgery

You hear a lot of crappy things about fraternities--often deservedly so--so it's nice to have a positive story come out of frat-land. Members of the Phi Alpha Tau chapter at Emerson College have raised funds so that one of their pledges can get top surgery. Sophomore Visual & Media Arts student Donnie Colli…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 26, 2013

A Gross, Disgusting Look Inside Fraternity Life

In the mid-'90s, Todd Phillips made a documentary about the secret life of frat houses for HBO. The cable channel opted never to air the special, but it was recently unearthed and thrown up on YouTube. As you might imagine, much of what Phillips and his doc team unearth is pretty appalling. Frat pledges are…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 9, 2012

Today’s Lady News: UVM Frat Closed Indefinitely, Plus Controversy At The Good Men Project

The national body of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has decided to close their UVM chapter indefinitely following that "Who would you rape?" survey scandal. [Burlington Free Press] Has the women's rights movement screwed over poor women? [Jezebel] Sigh. Sarah Palin continues to tease that she may still run for President, saying,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 19, 2011

Today’s Lady News: UVM Frat Asks Whom Brothers Would Like To Rape

The fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon at University of Vermont (UVM) has been busted for sending out a questionnaire amongst brothers which included the question, "If I could rape someone, who would it be?" It seems to be a joke — er, "joke" — considering how other questions on the survey included benign questions like the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 13, 2011

Yale Suspends Delta Kappa Episilon Frat Over Sexist Chants

Yale University has suspended the Delta Kappa Epsilon frat from campus for five years for an October 13th incident (captured on audio) when pledges marched outside freshman dorms chanting "No means yes! Yes means anal!" According to an email sent by the Yale College Dean on Tuesday afternoon, the school found…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2011

How USC Frat Boys Are Silently Judging You (And Plotting To Rape You)

The barfy things that frat boys do know no bounds. Fellow ladyblog Jezebel obtained an email yesterday which was allegedly written by a brother in USC's Kappa Sigma fraternity instructing his brethren on how to "rate" their conquests. There's a numbered scale, people. Oh, and rape jokes.
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2011

Yale Frat Pledges March Through Campus Chanting “No Means Yes”

This NSFWish (use headphones) video shows Yale University fraternity pledges marching through campus shouting, "No means yes! Yes means anal! No means yes, yes means anal!" According to Tracy Clark-Flory at Salon.com, they also shouted, "My name is Jack, I'm a necrophiliac, I f**k dead women," though that wasn't captured on audio. The…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2010

Six Scary Facts About Frat Boys

OK, we know the following characterization is NOT 100 percent representative of all fraternities in this country. But still, the stats about sexual assault and tales of misogynistic behavior in the essay, "Bros Before Hos," published by history and gender studies professor Nicholas L. Syrett on the National Sexuality Resource Center's web site,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 5, 2009