For anyone who thinks there’s no such thing as rape culture or that misogyny isn’t a serious problem in our society, I would suggest reading the leaked emails and text messages from an unofficial fraternity at American University filled with future power brokers in business and government. It’s pretty appalling.
“A driving factor of this fraternity is our mysterious reputation,” one member tells the others on email. “However if we lose this we will lose a distinguishing factor that we have over other fraternities and attractiveness that we have over future rushes and the bitches.”…
Much of the email correspondence details the idle sort of misogynist, homophobic shit-talk that outsiders, for better or worse, associate with frat life. References to “dripping wet pussies” and “pint sized axo sluts” abound. But some of the messages detail far more disturbing antics.
When presented with allegations from one woman that a friend of hers had been date-raped at EI’s house, the brothers went nuts. “I would like to meet this lying cunt and show her how african men treat their women,” one wrote. When the accuser reportedly made a truce with the frat, one brother commented: “Dumb bitches learning their place.”
Whenever talk of the fraternity’s rapidly declining reputation with law enforcement and other Greeks came up, the brothers fought mightily to contain the damage—but not for the usual reasons. “something needs to be done so bitches will still go to our parties,” said one member, who according to his LinkedIn profile has worked with a charity organization for families of missing and dead veterans.Not every member wanted to deal with the difficult business of public relations, however. “can we please get back to talking about getting blacked out and fucking bitches?” asked one brother after a car crash outside their house involved the cops. “last year i got kicked out of the current in a blaze of glory and then kicked out of a cab for fingerblasting [redacted] too well woo,” the brother—who now specializes in commercial real estate data—added…
In subsequent messages, he told brothers he didn’t want to waste time hanging out “with chi o bitches and pike faggs,” but preferred parties where “i poured so much champagne on bitches titties and faces last night my b.” Later, he started a thread titled “Bitches are the laziest creatures.”
Another member fretted that parties should be planned so as to “get bitches in the right state of intoxication so that plows will be raining all over the place.”
The role of the diplomat often seemed to be played by a brother calling himself “CUMGUZZLER,” who when he wasn’t interning for a U.S. senator and an influential congressman’s political action committee, regaled his comrades with fuzzily remembered sexual conquests and assured them: “Hit me up if you need a hot bitch to vomit all over.”
When a female student said she was date-raped at their frat house, one of the dudebros said, It seems like damage control is very straightforward, someone needs to stuff a dick in that [redacted] girl’s mouth with the quickness.” Nah, there’s no misogyny or rape culture problem here, is there? Yes, yes, I know, not all fraternities are like that. But this is hardly unusual behavior in places where the young elite gather.