First, There is not a single woman under 200lbs who is actually mad about this video.
Second, This is the one of the phoniest, fabricated and nonsensical piece of Internet pOUTRAGE of all the pieces of Internet pOUTRAGE I have ever seen….
‘The video is worse for women than Trump’: University of Alabama sorority slammed for ‘racially-homogeneous’ recruitment film
University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi uploaded the video to YouTube
Was used to attract new members and has been viewed 500,000 times
Shows the 72 sorority sisters partying in their sprawling sorority house
An op-ed in an Alabama newspaper said it is ‘reductive and objectifying’
Readers described the footage as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘pathetic’
Others claim it skirts the issue of diversity in the college Greek system
In an opinion piece for AL.com, writer A.L. Bailey said the video is worse for women than Trump, referring to comments he made to Fox New’s Megyn Kelly during the Republican debate two weeks ago.
She wrote: ‘It’s all so racially and aesthetically homogeneous and forced, so hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. It’s all so … unempowering.
But… if these girls were big girls or people of color gallivanting and celebrating life, we would be seeing the cultural police praising their ability to celebrate their body images and bucking “societal norms”. This is about phoniness and stupidity. This is about hot white girls and anger about how awesome their sorority life is.
Those who attack these young women, for behaving like young women, call them divisive…
The divisive piece sparked an impassioned response from readers who were horrified at the content.
Shell Seeker 7 said: ‘Just watched the video, as a Mother with three grandaughter’s in college trying to get through college on their own, no sorority, this Alabama video is pathetic, and shameful , college is about education, not football and parties.
‘I’m sure the kid’s returning to class feel just a little bit lower having watched this ridiculous, sexual , ad for college, have a day picnic if you want fun for everyone and include all the students. …pathetic.
That person never went to college.
That person is bitter every day of their life.
One reader also commented: ‘Bad look for the University of Alabama in light of the issue of diversity of the Greek system. Not enough thought was put into production of this video. The sorority did not think that they are not only representing themselves, but the University as a whole!’
Actually, no. The video is clearly about this sorority. And this sorority only.
But because this is 2015, Alabama has apologized, for some reason….
“This video is not reflective of UA’s expectations for student organizations to be responsible digital citizens. It is important for student organizations to remember what is posted on social media makes a difference, today and tomorrow, on how they are viewed and perceived,” said Deborah Lane, Associate Vice President for University Relations.
And let’s let Leada Gore drive home how fake we can all be…
It seems somewhere, in the rush to empower young women, we didn’t direct you at all about what your true potential is or, in the case of the UA sorority, the meaning of sisterhood in the larger sense. We didn’t make clear that sisterhood involves women of all ages and we’re worth more than just a video that lands us on a sports chat site with comments such as “I’ll take that one.”
It seems in many cases, we didn’t pass along the message of your worth and value and we allowed you to sell yourself short.
And for that, I am sorry. Please know you are worth so much more.
That is a professional writer who just wrote that paragraph and it means absolutely NOTHING. It was complete and utter garbage. You are empowered, but only when society agrees you are empowered correctly, otherwise you should be ashamed of yourself.
Basically, you can do what you want ladies, as long as society agrees.
Get a grip, American feminists.
None of this is real outrage.
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