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‘Drunk Female Guests Are The Gravest Threat To Fraternities’ Says Forbes Writer

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fraternity-houseI’ve always hated the concept of fraternities and sororities — mostly because I was never much into purchasing friends, but also because the whole concept has always just struck me as creepy. The president of the alumni house corporation of an MIT fraternity who wrote a piece for Forbes this week called, Drunk Female Guests Are The Gravest Threat To Fraternities, isn’t doing much to change my mind. How did this story get past the editors at Forbes? How?

Bill Frezza is real concerned about the downfall of fraternities — not because of all the hazing and the raping and the general grossness they occasionally represent, but because of all the drunk girls walking in the door. As he explains it, really drunk girls hurt themselves, make fake gang rape accusations and inconveniently become sick with alcohol poisoning and such. What a drag. Their drunken, slutty behavior is clearly what is putting the reputation of all fraternities on the line.

Frezza acknowledges that recriminations against fraternities are mounting, but insists that college administrators are not really getting to the bottom of the actual problem fraternities have — you guessed it! The ladies! He says, “one factor doesn’t seem to be getting sufficient analysis: drunk female guests.”

He claims to single out female party-goers because fraternity boards police the behavior of their own members, but they obviously can’t do this with the women their members are constantly luring to the house and plying with alcohol: “Our own risk management manual exceeds 22 pages. The number of rules and procedures that have to be followed to run a party nowadays would astound anyone over 40. We take the rules very seriously…” Oh, yes. Does your risk management manual include that lovely How-To-Rape Manual that Georgia Tech’s Phi Kappa Tau put together last year?

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