Monday, August 31, 2015

Hey Girls! Welcome To ODU ... And The Culture of Rape

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

The signs directed parents to the “Freshman Daughter Drop Off,” with an arrow pointing to their door. Another said, “Rowdy And Fun – Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time,” and another read, “Go ahead and drop off Mom too.”

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.
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anne marie in philly said...


mistress maddie said...

That is the most appalling thing I've seen in some time. The whole off-campus house should be taken away, and the "men" all expelled and fined heavily. I know harsh, but these days they just don't take a hint.

the dogs' mother said...

Yup, I agree with maddie - The term 'men' should not be used in
reference to these little boys.

Professor Chaos said...

How are fraternities still a thing? How are they allowed to be a part of collegiate life?

Biki Honko said...

Rape culture in colleges is growing in our country. Several frats have been banned for shouting, "No means yes, Yes means anal". This needs to be clamped down on and quickly. The end of "boys will be boys" days must come to an end!!!

Andrew Weiss said...

Compared to some of the pranks I've seen from my old college days, this seems pretty tame by comparison. I know immature boys will be immature boys. But even if they were just trying to me humorous and meant no harm, they should be told in no uncertain terms that those kinds of signs will not be tolerated.

viktor kerney said...