Very well woven together to bring the reader to an appropriately appalled state of being.
I'm grateful to know that incidents this public aren't overly common (though even one is far too many). But I shudder to imagine the number of unreported incidents that happen in smaller numbers in private. Having had to counsel one or two who have been through similar experiences, I'm glad you wrote this for awareness' sake.
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The story may be based on an actual incident but it tends to put all fraternities and all fraternity brothers in a very pathetic light. Are we to assume that all frat bros are drunkards and rapist? This story also implies that such crimes go unpunished. If this had happened in the fraternity house where I was a member there would be severe consequences. The fraternity would loose its charter and the members would be disbanded.
Though there is much about the Greek life on college campuses that I admire there is much that fraternities do for the benefit of charitable organizations. (When I was in college the drinking age was 18.) Fraternity was about brotherhood and socializing. Drinking was almost always a part of the socializing. There were incidents of sexual activity but it was never done without the consent of females. Fraternity was mostly about having fun. There were honorable standards of conduct.
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