When I went to college it was for an education, to learn something, to grow as a person, as a human being. Sadly, these days, it seems college is more frat party then education, more rape culture than growing as person.
Case in point: an off-campus house full of male college students at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia has come under fire, and the men — for lack of a better term, because these aren’t men, but stunted adolescents masquerading as men — are facing disciplinary action for signs displayed
These signs, hung in plain view, across the street from ODU, were welcoming incoming freshmen girls to the university, and telling them straight and up front that they are in attendance solely for being objectified, sexually harassed, and perhaps raped, by the “men” at this school.
Luckily, though, for the women at ODU, university President John Broderick wrote a letter to the college denouncing the signs:
“I am outraged about the offensive message directed toward women that was visible for a time on 43rd Street. I said at my State of the University address that there is zero tolerance on this campus for sexual assault and sexual harassment. This incident will be reviewed immediately by those on campus empowered to do so. Any student found to have violated the code of conduct will be subject to disciplinary action.”
Broderick’s response is to be applauded, as is ODU’s zero tolerance policy, but the fact remains that there is still that element on college campuses that it isn’t a place of higher learning, it’s a place to go to party, to act the fool, and to, perhaps, commit sexual assault.
And that’s the problem that needs to be addressed ... after the children who posted those signs are drummed out of school.