Remember Rebecca Martinson, the University of Maryland sorority girl who sent her fellow Delta Gammas a lengthy screed that introduced the world to the term “cunt punt”? Of course you do! Things have worked out well for Rebecca, despite being mocked mercilessly by the internet and being given the boot by her sorority — she’s been writing a reliably bitchy column for the dude site Bro Bible and now comes news that she’ll be putting pen to paper on her first novel. Ahh, book deals, so hard to come by these days unless you’re a horrible waste of space. Martinson is co-writing the book with the creator of the blog White Girl Problems (sounds like a collaboration made in heaven) and it’s being shopped around by none other than Tucker Max’s agent, so I think we can expect a best seller. Personally, I thought that Martinson’s notorious cunt punt email, while nasty as hell, was pretty well-written, funny and had good timing. Which is not to say I approve of this book deal. I just hate it less than others. [Huffington Post]
Rebecca Martinson, modern study in leaning in and sorority girl extraordinaire, has penned an advice column for BroBible called “A Guide To Getting A Guy To Text You The Morning After,” and surprise! It’s full of really solid advice! Rebecca’s like that friend we all have or definitely need — one who gives stringent, bracing advice that leaves you at first clutching your pearls but then nodding your head in agreement. Perhaps this kind of advice is a form of female pickup artistry; these instructions, once you strip away the aggressive, Regina George-ness of it all, are pretty good. The whole thing is kind of a gem. Let’s unpack this.
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Who says sororities are all about boozing and boys?
On June 15, Delta Theta Sorority Inc. will open an elementary school, the Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in the remote Haitian village of Chérette. Since Chérette is located about 96 miles from the Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, children there do not have access to a proper education or a reliable source of clean water. To help combat this problem, the sorority teamed up with Water & Education International (WEI), which will will manage and run the school through its WEI School Project, while Delta Theta Sorority will provide funds through its Delta Research & Educational Foundation. Keep reading »
And now we’ve reached the end: Disgraced Delta Gamma sis Rebecca Martinson has resigned from the University of Maryland chapter of her sorority, following a week of radio silence from Martinson and the chapter. Yup, the woman who has gifted us with the phrase “cunt punt” has left the building. In a public statement, Delta Gamma said that the “tone and content of [Martinson's] email was highly inappropriate and unacceptable by any standard.”
The full letter is after the jump!
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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 this week, another email sent off to “sisters” surfaced on the internet. It has received hundreds of thousands of reads, an onslaught of comments and at least two well-known dramatic readings. Rebecca Martinson’s virulent, expletive-filled rant confirmed and probably strengthened everybody’s stereotype of Greek life.
Her email evoked many emotions. I was embarrassed for her and disgusted with the email. I was incredulous that she could send something like that to an entire chapter of girls that she pays dues to be a member of. (Also that she used email, when everybody knows can easily be forwarded or published.) I thought of my own past Greek Weeks with amusement. But mostly I recalled the intense and all-consuming nature of the Greek system — the politics, the rankings, the jockeying for connection to a certain fraternity, the endless events, the rivalry of shirts and styles. I remembered what it was like to care so much about the frivolity. Keep reading »
Michael Shannon’s dramatic reading of University of Maryland sorority girl Rebecca Martinson‘s batshit insane letter to her Delta Gamma sisters may well be the scariest damned thing the internet has seen. I think a vein burst in Michael Shannon’s neck. Wear headphones if you listen to this at the office. There’s a lot of screaming. [Funny Or Die]