Tag: Fraternities

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Generation Y

‘Rapebait’ e-mail reveals dark side of frat culture

A runner makes her way past the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity on Georgia Tech’s campus Tuesday afternoon Oct. 8, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray) by John Foubert Special to CNN (CNN) — An e-mail from a Georgia Tech fraternity member to his Phi Kappa Tau brothers came to light this week. It was about how to “succeed at parties,” or more specifically “luring your rapebait.” It came with repulsively detailed instructions about how to scope out a target, weaken her defenses with alcohol, grab her and — you get the idea.

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Opinion

Not all college guys just want to hook up

Daniel Yellin (CNN) — Last month, the New York Times published an article in its Sunday Styles section with the headline “Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too.” It focused on what it called the casual hookup culture at my school, the University of Pennsylvania, where I am a junior. It found that many students see relationships from a purely economic standpoint, subjecting partners to a cost-benefit analysis that ultimately puts sex above romance.