Boston University has suspended their Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter after learning that the student organization had promoted a “blackout” party with *gasp* “sexually suggestive, misogynist videos and photos.”
Although the shindig in question was actually a pre-Christmas shindig, Boston University’s Assistant Dean of Students John Battaglio only recently announced on February 6th that BU had derecognized the fraternity. Referring to said inappropriate images and videos found on the event page, Mr. Battaglino claimed the party promoted “a culture of abusive behavior that openly celebrates verbal sexual coercion, belittling women, grabbing, groping, forced kissing, and the badgering of women for sex.” [source]
We know what you’re thinking. You want to see these videos and photos. You want to see the hardcore BDSM smut that these dudes were using to peddle their party that belittles women. Well we don’t have it, but we know what they included. “Promotion photos for the party showed close-ups of women kissing open-mouthed, women’s bare breasts, and women’s buttocks, among other images.” [source]
Honestly, suspensions like this are the reason that more and more fraternities are using apps and methods of communication that old people don’t understand. Snapchat, WhatsApp, GroupMe–these are all better options because no one can f*ck with your sh*t.
Obviously COED doesn’t support belittling women, grabbing, or forced kissing, but give these students a break. They’re in college, college kids love to get freaky.
You don’t even have to be on the internet to see this kind of stuff! 50 Shades of Grey is MAKING BANK$$$$$ and that’s a movie about an abusive bondage relationship.
Some fraternities deserve to be suspended for stupid shit. But BU’s Kappa Sigmas certainly don’t.