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(Boston Globe)   Campus hazing reportedly increasing in sororities   ( divider line
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2001-12-15 06:35:53 PM  
2001-12-15 06:38:16 PM  
This has to be the quickest farked link in history.
2001-12-15 06:39:44 PM  
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2001-12-15 06:40:17 PM  
What about the lesbian sex rituals? I hear they're increasing too.
2001-12-15 06:40:26 PM  
Farked in 48 hits?? That has to be a record...
2001-12-15 06:41:03 PM  
It's un-farked now...
2001-12-15 06:42:38 PM  
sorting candy with their noses.

At first glance...nevermind
2001-12-15 06:43:03 PM  
Wasn't there something you had to do with the url in order to view Boston pages? I remember this coming up in the forum a few months back.
2001-12-15 06:43:20 PM  
If its true that fraternities breed homosexuality, do sororities breed lesbianism?
2001-12-15 06:53:32 PM  
"Hazing in sororities is usually more psychological, says Nuwer - such as insulting pledges, making them address sisters of the sorority with special names, and banning them from wearing makeup. Though not physically harmful, these rituals have a bad record of leading to eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia. "

Sounds pretty wimpy to me.
2001-12-15 06:55:14 PM  
I didn't read far enough:

"Other examples include charges that in 1997, Kappa Kappa Gamma at DePauw University in Indiana used cigarettes to brand pledges and the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1988 used a metal stamp to brand the letters of the chapter on pledges at the University of Maine in Orono. "

2001-12-15 06:58:47 PM  
Ooooh....I thought it said "Campus razing", not "hazing". I had this whole picture in my head of the students doing whatever they could to destroy the school's buildings and campus. I can just see the Physics Department's top students constructing a small, powerful laser and attaching it to a gyroscope for maximum amount of random destruction.

Man, that sounds soooo much cooler than dumb rituals. I mean, what's the hazing? A makeover? A shopping spree? Three hours on the phone with the least "dreamy" guy in school? I can't think that the Greek sisters know what a good hazing is.
2001-12-15 07:03:26 PM  
farked or not. it's not news. this stuff isn't on the rise. Just a few more incidents have made it in front of the media lately.

Physical/Mental "Tests" (read: abuse?) have been an important part of the initiation process for thousands of years. The Spartans. Various Catholic Orders. Modern inner city gangs.

The reason that frats/sororities are getting in trouble is that the tests are no longer relevant to the situation. The arbitrariness of these tests to the individual or to the initiating group, makes them less tolerable. So people tattle.

This same exact thing and worse is happening all over the place today. Military Special Forces. Gangs. Hollywood. But you don't hear about it, because these groups control it far better than these spoilt rotten children do.

No real point. Just needed to say that.

2001-12-15 07:05:02 PM  
Little Sister is a big girl now.
2001-12-15 07:06:32 PM  
What's wrong with society these days that hazings are making much more news than razings? Did the entertainment attached to watching people die go out with the Roman Empire or what? You guys are just too dull...
2001-12-15 07:07:27 PM  
Not dull. Weak.
2001-12-15 07:16:34 PM  
Farked again.

Anyone have the text of teh article cached?
2001-12-15 07:19:10 PM  
... and hopefully this hazing is being caught on videotape!

grrr! Love those DG's!
2001-12-15 07:49:58 PM  
Hazing in sororities is usually more psychological, says Nuwer - such as insulting pledges, making them address sisters of the sorority with special names, and banning them from wearing makeup

Why not just ban them from wearing anything?
2001-12-15 07:53:41 PM  
All right, Fark changes the "+" in the URL to "%20". The correct link is​ncreasin g_in_sororities+.shtml

Admins, please fix this.
2001-12-15 08:23:24 PM  
Friend of mine was at a party where they were going to brand some girls for the sorority...

They made the brand out of a coat hanger, checked to see that it was perfect... Heated it up red hot... Branded the girl...

After they took it off they realized the brand mirrors what the pattern is... Her brand was backwards.

2001-12-15 08:48:38 PM  
and she can spend the rest of her life as a testament to her and their stupidity.
2001-12-15 09:11:43 PM  
HAHAhahaha... man. That rocks, Clusterfark. I think bad things happening to stupid people is funny. Does that make me a bad person?

... or extra good?
2001-12-15 09:32:09 PM  
Do they lets guys into sorotities? ;)
2001-12-15 09:49:05 PM  
Ha ha! Backwards branded for life!
2001-12-15 10:36:53 PM  
Gotta love those bukkake rituals they go through.
2001-12-16 12:09:00 AM  
I tried to do sorority rush all four of my years.

For some reason I was rejected.

One of the sororities at my college was slapped down for making pledges strip to their undies and having the members tell the pledges where they needed to lose weight.

The Greek system at my college was very open. Nearly every party was open, although most of the fraternities got slapped down by the spring semesters and couldn't hold formal parties.

Although I wasn't in a fraternity, I was welcome at every house on campus.

The downside was that my dating life was effectively stopped. Pickrell's Postulate stated that sorority girls (about 70-80% of the girls) do not date non-fraternity guys. I *almost* broke that little streak but failed, lol.

Ah well but I am married now. I hope to move back to Richmond where I actually have some friends remaining (currently live in the DC area.)

Shawn Pickrell
2001-12-16 03:42:24 AM  
can someone please tell me what the point in frats/sororities are?? what do they do, i mean besides be assholes??
2001-12-16 12:55:37 PM  
Stpickrell - I thought many sororities told the pledges where they need to lose weight.

Tvcasualty - As a fraternity member (Triangle) I can say they're not all assholes. They just make sure that you're very committed. If it gets to you, the decent members try to reassure you of that.

And I heard a pledge at my school got his eyes super-glued shut last week when he was passed out - couldn't find an article though. I think at least one eye was stuck for days. In fact, I don't think I've heard it getting unstuck yet.
2001-12-16 01:37:39 PM  
Well one major difference In frats is that there are some professional frats and some social. I have no clue why you'd join a social frat. I'm in an electrical engineering frat and, and it shoudl actually be called a fratority, since we allow women in. Theres plenty of resons to join us. I mean 1) people to study with 2) test bank! 3) alumni connections. Thats just the ovbious ones.
2001-12-16 01:41:37 PM  
oh an a small amount of psychological hasing helps build kinship and teamwork among pledges. Proof? U.S armed forces.
2001-12-16 04:02:05 PM  
Do sororities go on panty raids?
2001-12-16 11:24:40 PM  
damn, i shouldnt have skipped college. i need sorority chicks!
2001-12-17 12:08:37 AM  
Not all fraternities are clubs for assholes. I'm in DU personally, and I had little to no hazing at all. I agree with the article, the sororities can be a lot worse than the majority of fraternities anymore when it comes to hazing. Yet another support for the theory that girls are inherently evil.
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