Or at least I think that is what this editorial bit in the Yale Daily News is getting at.
Last Wednesday, the pledges of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity issued just such a provocation. As they chanted their way across campus, the rest of us were forced to listen to tasteless jibes involving obscenity, jingoism and necrophilia.
But then came the coup-de-grace: “No means yes, yes means anal.” By making light of rape, the pledges crossed a line. In this newspaper’s view, the chanting was idiotic and offensive, and it should not be repeated.
And yet, as groups rushed to condemn the foolhardy DKE bros, they threw overwrought epithets, some almost as absurd as the chants themselves.
oh noes! not "overwrought epithets"!!!!!
Feminists at Yale should remember that, on a campus as progressive as ours, most of their battles are already won: All of us agree on gender equality. The provocateurs knew their audience’s sensibilities and how to offend them for a childish laugh. They went too far. But the Women’s Center should have known better than to paint them as misogynistic strangers and attackers among us, instead of members of our community; after all, they once partied in the brothers’ basement.
ohh, these poor innocent wittle babies have their fee-fees hurt... "misogynistic strangers"? "attackers"?
please. this is equivalent, nay perhaps even worse, than making light of sexual violence? hoo-kay.
Someone want to remind me again of one fucking positive thing that is accomplished by the fraternity systems on University campuses?