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Frats are under seige by drunken women, warns overgrown, overtan frat man on Forbes.com

Frat boys know how to handle their liquor
Frat boys know how to handle their liquor

 

We learned earlier today that evil females are trying to destroy one of the few remaining safe spaces for men in our culture – professional football. Now we learn that evil drunk females have their blurry sights set on another man space: College fraternities.

The brave soul bringing this crucial information to the men of the world? The impressively tan frat man Bill Frezza, who presented his case in a post on Forbes.com with the subtle title

Drunk Female Guests Are The Gravest Threat To Fraternities

Alas, the Femborg Collective must have caught wind of this little breach in security. The piece was quickly taken down, and Frezza was relieved of his duties as a contributor to Forbes. (You can still see the Google cache version here though.)

So what did brother Frezza argue? Basically, that drunken women are actively infiltrating American frats – and threatening to bring them down by being drunk and female. While frat brothers are carefully policed by well-meaning elders like Frezza – the head of the alumni house corporation for his MIT fraternity – the ladies are uncontrolled and uncontrollable:

Fraternity alumni boards, working with chapter officers, employ a variety of policies designed to guide and police member behavior. Our own risk management manual exceeds 22 pages. The number of rules and procedures that have to be followed to run a party nowadays would astound anyone over 40. We take the rules very seriously, so much so that brothers who flout these policies can, and will, be asked to move out. But we have very little control over women who walk in the door carrying enough pre-gaming booze in their bellies to render them unconscious before the night is through.

(Emphasis mine.)

Damn those drunk gals, all liquored-up on booze that our frat brothers didn’t provide, honest, come on we all know those bitches were drunk when they got here right fellas let’s keep our goddamn stories straight.

Yes, boozed up males also show up at parties, sometimes mobs of them disturbing the peace on the front steps. But few are allowed in, especially if they are strangers. … [I]t is … irresponsible women that the brothers must be trained to identify and protect against, because all it takes is one to bring an entire fraternity system down.

So how exactly do these terrible gals do their damage? A variety of devious ways.

Alcohol poisoning due to overconsumption before, during, or after an event. Death or grievous injury as a result of falling down the stairs or off a balcony. Death or grievous injury as a result of a pedestrian or traffic accident as the young lady weaves her way home.

That’s right. Some of these gals are apparently willing to give up their own lives in order to make frats look bad.

Oh, but some use an even more devious weapon:

False accusation of rape months after the fact triggered by regrets over a drunken hook-up, or anger over a failed relationship. And false 911 calls accusing our members of gang rape during a party in progress.

It’s gotten so bad that Frezza feels compelled to tell young frat brothers that maybe it’s not such a good idea to have sex with drunken women, or even to bring them to your room for a game of Jenga.

Never, ever take a drunk female guest to your bedroom – even if you have a signed contract indicating sexual consent. Based on new standards being promulgated on campus, all consent is null and void the minute a woman becomes intoxicated – even if she is your fiancée.

The solution? Lower the drinking age to 18. That’ll show ’em!

No, really.

Unless and until the drinking age is reduced to 18, students relearn how to pace themselves while drinking, and individuals are held responsible for the consequences of their own behavior, rather than blaming the institutions that house and educate them, the only defense is extreme vigilance.

This is how you can tell that Frezza really did go to MIT. Because this is STEM logic at its finest.

Oh, I noticed this at the end of his piece:

Bill Frezza is the President of The Beta Foundation, the house corporation for the Chi Phi fraternity at MIT.

Ha ha, what a beta. He’s so beta he’s the president of Betas.

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LBT
LBT
7 years ago

Go, my drunken horde of women! Go and get yourselves killed, injured, and raped to take down the frats! That’ll truly show them!

Shiraz
Shiraz
7 years ago

He’s STEM alright. He actually wrote — “Never take a drunk female to your room…” You know, they have that way of talking about women like they’re weird visitors from another planet that might follow you home, menstrate on your furniture and maybe accuse you of rape — because as a species, that’s just what they do, alright?!

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

I just mentioned in the NFL thread that he got fired. I think this is the first time I’ve been ninja’d by an entire blog post!

cloudiah
7 years ago

talking about women like they’re weird visitors from another planet that might follow you home, menstrate on your furniture

Shiraz, that made me laugh out loud. I had a stressful day, so thanks!

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

The creepiest part of this is that it doesn’t say raping drunk women is wrong, it says having to deal with consequences for rape is bad. All the nope in the world for that.

Shiraz
Shiraz
7 years ago

You’re welcome! My day sucked too.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
7 years ago

I posted this in the other threat, but just in case: Men’s Rights Redditors totally agree with this asshole:

http://np.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/2hcepo/this_was_posted_on_forbes_and_quickly_deleted/

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
7 years ago

Maybe they should add another page to their risk prevention booklet reminding the boys that rape rooms make the institution look bad.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
7 years ago

Based on this Atlantic Article , I get the sense that another undercurrent in the Forbes article is not just “women are to blame for being so rapeable” but also “if our frat bros get hurt, we can point to the rules they never follow to get out of the lawsuit. A nonmember who likely never was given the 20 page rule sheet is another issue.”

cloudiah
7 years ago

You know actually, the guy is an asshat, but I sort of hope frat boys and other proto-rapists everywhere take this nugget of advice to heart:

Never, ever take a drunk female guest to your bedroom

Yes please thank you.

sparky
sparky
7 years ago

Our own risk management manual exceeds 22 pages.

Oh, the humanity! A whole 22 pages? Poor, poor little MIT frat brothers and their 22 page risk management manual for parties.

Aside, why is there a risk management manual on how to handle frat parties? Just, do people need manuals to run a party, in order to keep people from being harmed at their parties? I mean, I know there should be rules and everything when you’re talking about any kind of club or arganization; but, it jut seems that if you need a risk management manual to throw a party, maybe you should be looking into throwing less parties and doing more “this is how to socialize” type stuff.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
7 years ago

10:1 the 22 page manual is about covering the frat’s ass. It explains the length.

kittehserf - MOD
kittehserf - MOD
7 years ago

I’m glad Forbes sacked him, but why did they publish his damn article in the first place? How the hell does editing work these days, or does it even exist?

deniseeliza
7 years ago

If drunk women are such a problem, and drunk men are so trivial to identify and throw out as soon as they show up, then why not throw out the drunk women, too?

damselindetech
7 years ago

You know actually, the guy is an asshat, but I sort of hope frat boys and other proto-rapists everywhere take this nugget of advice to heart:

Never, ever take a drunk female guest to your bedroom

Yes please thank you.

Agreed.

http://damsel-in-de-tech.blogspot.com/2014/02/lets-change-discourse-on-protecting-men.html

thebewilderness
thebewilderness
7 years ago

They can’t refuse entry to the drunk women cuz then they would have no one to rape but each other.

hellkell
hellkell
7 years ago

The 22 page manual is for insurance purposes, I’m sure. It’s all CYA.

I didn’t see the dude’s pic before, he’s definitely way too old to still be involved with fraternity life.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
7 years ago

They’re not keeping the non-frat men out because they’re drunk–they’re keeping them out because they don’t want to have sex with them.

Kim
Kim
7 years ago

@hellkell
If old guys didn’t stay involved, how would the old boys network function??

Shaenon
7 years ago

The creepiest part of this is that it doesn’t say raping drunk women is wrong, it says having to deal with consequences for rape is bad. All the nope in the world for that.

No, the creepiest part is that he doesn’t say women GETTING KILLED is bad. Those thoughtless college girls, dying at Chi Phi without a moment of consideration for its 150-year history!

Man, am I glad I went to a college with no Greek system. People got alcohol poisoning at the gay pride Halloween party, as God intended.

Leah
Leah
7 years ago

Ah, misogynists, what fascinating Little creatures they are. Never mind that women who’s lying dead on the street, better hide her before she makes the FRAT HOUSE look bad. Damn, those crafty females.

genderneutrallanguage
7 years ago

The greatest threat to my house is TREES. You heard right TREES are the greatest threat to my house. Therefore my home is under siege by TREES!!!!!! They are actively plotting to destroy my house. TREES. Um no. Trees ARE the greatest threat to my house, I am surrounded by trees and it’s very possible for one to fall down and total my home. This does not mean treas are plotting to destroy my home or that trees are willing to sacrifice themselves to hurt me. Is it a crazy thought that I should take precautions against and insure against storm damage (A tree falling on my house) Because that is what your attacking here.

katz
7 years ago

talking about women like they’re weird visitors from another planet that might follow you home, menstrate on your furniture

One of my college friends had a random drunk girl come into her room and pee on her leather jacket.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
7 years ago

A guy I worked with in college apparently took some designer drugs (he was a bit of a druggie) that was supposed to make him lucid dream. Instead, it made him sleepwalk into his ex-girlfriends room and pee on her roommate’s yarn.

She got revenge, however: she became and RA (resident advisor–student leader of a group of dorm residents) and he became an object lesson.

sparky
sparky
7 years ago

Fuck off, GNL. No, a man raping a woman is not like a tree falling on your house. This assumes that rape is some kind of natural disaster that no one has control over.

It’s not.

And fuck that ableism, too.

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