Oh, goodness. The Panhellenic executive council at the University of Alabama have put together this fun little video in hopes of convincing incoming freshmen to "Go Greek." Obviously, this video is the Rebecca Black of Panhellenic recruitment videos — but what happens when halfway through the video, the girls shout "remix!" and it actually changes to "Friday" itself? We don't want to be too cruel here, so let's just say that the ladies involved probably don't have any previous rapping experience and probably should not try to do so, ever again. Welcome to internet infamy, 'Bama.
What have we learned in this thread?
1. That it's ONLY OK to bodysnark on women when they're white sorority women.
2. Raging stereotyping of all of one group of women is only OK when they're white sorority women.
3. Sorority women, obviously, have no brains in their heads.
4. OMG WHY WOULD YOU PAY FOR YOUR FRIENDS?!
5. It's only a popularity contest, obviously. There's no other reason to join but to feel popular. Nevermind the hours of community service all of these women do, or the money they raise for charity, or the life skills they learn (like interviewing and resume writing), or that the typical Greek cumulative GPA is HIGHER than that of their non-Greek peers, that's all negated by the fact that it's ALL A POPULARITY CONTEST.
Jezebel, I am disappoint. They're having fun. I'm sure they know they look like dorks (that's probably where a lot of the fun comes in). They like being in sororities. Why are we cutting women down for being a member of groups that are positive lifelong organizations for women?
I'd understand it if it was a video of women being assholes to other people, or drunk, or that video of the two sororities fighting, but they're women from different groups working together toward a common goal. I'm having a really hard time finding what's so terrible about it, in this video.