The Duke Chronicle brings us news of fraternity party invites that are raising hackles on campus. There was Sigma Nu: ""Whether your [sic] dressing up as a slutty nurse, a slutty doctor, a slutty schoolgirl, or just a total slut, we invite you to find shelter in the confines of Partners D." (Misusing "you're" in mass correspondence is just adding insult to injury. What about your academic reputation?)
And there was Alpha Delta Phi's email, which added barely-satirized privilege to the douche cocktail ("Fear is... being cut off by your parents due to excessive spending on performance outerwear.")
A witty soul printed out these emails, scrawled under them "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention," and "Is this why you came to Duke?"
That's a response we prefer to the boys-will-be-boys attitude evident in nearly every interviewee in the Chronicle:
"Honestly, when I first received those e-mails [Saturday night] I didn't think anything of it," said senior Emily Fausch, secretary of Delta Delta Delta sorority. "This is the kind of thing I've come to expect from fraternities. In my heart, I know it's a problem but I've really gotten used to it."
And, then, quite literally:
"I don't take it too seriously," she said. "I think that college boys will be college boys."
These guys are the only ones responsible for their immaturity, their disrespect, and their bad grammar. But maybe they'll learn if girls who "know it's a problem" just stop going to their parties or sleeping with them?
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Crude Fraternity Emails Reignite Debate On Gender Issues [Duke Chronicle]
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