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MI Frat Boys Suspended For Naked But Patriotic Party Invitations

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By:           Dan Avery
On:           Feb 24, 2013
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  • 21 Comments
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      So… any explanation whatsoever from those complaining (or seeking to punish) about exactly why they find this objectionable?

      (I can think of possibilities other than their being “sex-negative” or especially sensitive to flag usage, but would prefer to consider their actual complaints, if they had the decency to offer any.)

      Feb 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175
      Charles175

      I see nothing wrong with the photo here. What? Young hunk men in their prime are supposed to be asexual? Reminds me of the old movie entitled “Porky’s” where the stuffy old moral majority folks of the community demanded morality from their youth when all the while they themselves were playing porn under the town courthouse.

      Feb 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erics
      erics

      So frat boys can rape all they want, and its totally fine, but posing near-naked with a flag, that’s just over the line.

      Feb 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L
      Will L

      The group shot with the flag across the front is harmless enough. The individual shots where they wear the flag could be deemed inappropriate. Flag etiquette is fairly strict when it comes to public displays. (And, yes, I would consider snapshots displays since they are posing with it.)

      Feb 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeWatchesTV
      JoeWatchesTV

      The only thing inappropriate about this image is there’s only 10 guys and there’s twelve months in my year.

      I will spend the rest of my day thinking about the late night crunch sessions that devolved into a celebration of young abdominals and sweat.

      And of course the homage to the 1968 Mexico City Olympics by the African-American frat brother.

      Feb 24, 2013 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Only in America would this cause any problems. It’s a shame. Over in the U.K., university teams put out naked beefcake calendars and no one bats an eye: http://www.queerty.com/watch-warwick-rowing-team-2013-calendar-a-k-a-brokeback-boathouse-20121129/

      Feb 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      And in other, equally important news, I bought new ukelele strings today.

      Feb 24, 2013 at 8:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • longpastdue
      longpastdue

      @erics: I have to say your automatic assumption that rape is in any way a part of fraternity life is highly offensive. I was in a fraternity for many years and any mistreatment of women in any way was completely unacceptable. The response by their national headquarters, whenever a fraternity chapter gets in any trouble for any reason the standard practice is to immediately suspend them. After this an investigation will ensue and in the end nothing bad will happen to the guys.

      Feb 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris-MI
      Chris-MI

      @longpastdue: It’s already over. They have to go through an educational program, then they can go back to keggers and sending naughty letters to sororities. In the meantime they can’t hold parties and will have to visit other frat houses.

      Feb 24, 2013 at 11:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @longpastdue: All well and good, but why does this even qualify as “in any trouble for any reason” in the first place?

      Feb 25, 2013 at 12:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      Why did these frat guys send this naked invitation only to women? It has an air of sexism about it. Don’t you gay guys care about sexist attitudes to women?

      Maybe you guys think that sexist attitudes to women are ok. Sad.

      Feb 25, 2013 at 2:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @Brian: Only sexist if they wouldn’t want the sorority to send them equivalent pictures. And somehow I doubt they’d mind at all.

      Feb 25, 2013 at 3:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      @Brian, can you explain precisely how this is sexist, other than “having an air” of it?

      Feb 25, 2013 at 9:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      It’s sexist because they sent the photo only to women.

      Feb 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      If that is sexist, you might as well call yourself sexist for dating only guys (as I assume you do, but please correct me if I am wrong).

      Feb 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • longpastdue
      longpastdue

      @hyhybt: well what I meant was really anytime the University feels the need to contact the national headquarters but no I don’t understand why a big deal was made out of this. It is hardly the first time, many chapters have done calendars of at least this much or more near-nudity.

      Feb 25, 2013 at 7:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris-MI
      Chris-MI

      @longpastdue: It was the use of the flag, and it was accompanied by a note that celebrated alcohol abuse and hazing. That and that the sheer volume of WTF made the whole thing go viral. Truthfully though, this is pretty much normal for the frats at UoM (my alma mater).

      Feb 25, 2013 at 8:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Raquel Santiago
      Raquel Santiago

      Im torn. As usual, while the photo itself is not offensive nor meant for anyone’s eyes. Lately with the problems with a few fraternities and sororities they should have had better judgment. That said, just this alone would not be enough for me to cancel our alliance with any fraternity or sorority. If a sorority posted a pic like this would it have received the same criticism I just don’t know.

      Feb 26, 2013 at 5:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jacknasty
      jacknasty

      who cares, frats are for losers who need to buy friends anyways. So the national frat suspended one chapter? How will this impact any of their lives in any way?

      Feb 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hamoboy
      hamoboy

      @viveutvivas: Brian is an idiot and a troll, don’t bother.

      Feb 27, 2013 at 3:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • topshelf
      topshelf

      Other than an inappropriate use of the american flag, this is totally G rated. There’s an administrator out there somewhere that needs a good hard lay.

      Dec 5, 2014 at 11:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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