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(AL.com)   That high-pitched squeal you heard from the southeast was the sound of a record number of young women being accepted into sororities at the University of Alabama   ( blog.al.com) divider line
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2012-08-19 04:30:05 AM  
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Sororities and Fraternities are largely for teenagers who, after leaving high school, figured out that in the real world nobody actually gives a damn about their social life. With their reality at risk of being shattered like so much glass they quickly find a place to continue the delusion for a few more years.
2012-08-19 12:44:51 PM  
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I have observed the whole anti-Greek attitude for years, and unlike many I don't dismiss it as someone who didn't get a bid to join. I have found that an anti-Greek attitude is most often expressed by people who never rushed a fraternity or sorority.

So 20 years after college I started speaking with some anti-Greek friends. I have found, most often, that they developed their anti-Greek opinions before entering college based on stereotypes they obtained from older relatives who were anti-Greek, or from older fellow dorm-mates who were anti-Greek. In other words, they were not anti-Greek based on some negative experience, but instead because they adopted someone else's negative opinion.

If there is a failing on the part of Greek Letter Organizations, it is their failure to even attempt to address this issue at the most critical time, the first few weeks in the student life of a freshman. Instead, the Greeks are focused on recruiting only those who already them positively and are actively seeking membership. As soon as fall rush concludes the Greeks cease membership recruitment and focus on pledging, etc... leaving the stereotypes unaddressed. Worse, since they are focused on busy Greek schedules (pledging, building float, etc...) they don't have a lot of time to hang out with unaffiliated people, making it appear that they are actively ignoring unaffiliated people, unintentionally reinforcing the negative stereotypes.

I think most the Greeks on most campuses would benefit from setting up displays in the entrance areas of each dorm upon the start of the school year, and attempt to push a pro-Greek message (instead of pro-specific fraternity message) the first few weeks of each year. Some people need to be actively invited before they would think they are welcome to attend rush events.

When I first entered college I had a negative view of fraternities based on comments I heard from older college friends, and when asked if I was going to rush I responded," I don't think fraternities are for me." The person I spoke to convinced me to withhold my opinion and rush a few different fraternities (not just his own), explaining that I would probably change my mind. I did and ended up joining a fraternity. Had it not been for that person asking me to look at a few different fraternities I probably would have continues to base my opinions of all Greeks based on a few older friends opinions, instead of my own experience.
2012-08-19 05:28:07 AM  
1 vote:
Because all these girls are farking stupid. They are the 'woo!' girls you see in shiatty "Girls Gone Wild" videos, and will later regret and deny ever being part of anything so stupid. Of course, there are those who will claim that these were their 'best' years'...think about that.

/and frats are gay.
2012-08-19 04:14:29 AM  
1 vote:

eraser8: Why DO women squeal when they get excited?

This is a serious question, by the way.

I have no explanation for that behaviour. It's a mystery, much like why men collectively yell at athletes when watching the game on TV.

/they can't hear you!
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