Friday, March 02, 2007

quick! hide the brains, the fat girls and the ethnics upstairs!

Second page of this NYT article is the one that just kills me. Importing "slender women" to recruit new members for a sorority?

A few days after the interviews, national representatives took over the house to hold a recruiting event. They asked most members to stay upstairs in their rooms. To welcome freshmen downstairs, they assembled a team that included several of the women eventually asked to stay in the sorority, along with some slender women invited from the sorority’s chapter at Indiana University, Ms. Holloway said.

“They had these unassuming freshman girls downstairs with these plastic women from Indiana University, and 25 of my sisters hiding upstairs,” she said. “It was so fake, so completely dehumanized. I said, ‘This calls for a little joke.’ ”

Ms. Holloway put on a wig and some John Lennon rose-colored glasses, burst through the front door and skipped around singing, “Ooooh! Delta Zeta!” and other chants.

The face of one of the national representatives, she recalled, “was like I’d run over her puppy with my car.”

3 Comments:

Anonymous Tater said...

I'm sorry, but why do young girls suffer eating disorders? Hmmmm, let's see, could it be because society shames them if they aren't below a size 3? Bingo. Color me disgusted and unamused.

March 02, 2007 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Kamrin said...

Big Assed gals unite!!!!!!

March 02, 2007 7:02 PM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

It's heartening to know that many sorority sisters decided to walk out en masse when their more zaftig less glamorous sisters were given the boot. It's even more heartening to know that the sorority only recruited two new members after all this broohaha.

Whatever happened to glorifying good character and academics? The actions of this national organization proves why I eschewed even the idea of joining a sorority when attending college.

In this day and age of independent, strong-minded women, who in their right minds would volunteer to become a member of a pre-packaged, Barbi doll herd?

March 07, 2007 9:54 AM  

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