Suspended frat bros say they’re not sexist, just good Christians

Jesus wept.

 

Eve Peyser

Internet Culture

Published Aug 25, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 2:33 am CDT

News flash: college-aged boys do gross and regrettable things.

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The latest studies reveal that 20% of women are sexually assaulted during college. There has been an outpouring of backlash against campus rape culture. But hey, frat boys will be frat boys, am I right?

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Jezebel reported that yesterday, freshmen women at Old Dominion University were greeted by various off-campus housing signs that caused an outcry on Facebook and Twitter—as did remarkably similar signage seen at Ohio State University—with the sentiments displayed including:  

“Rowdy and fun/Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time”

“Freshman daughter drop off”

“Go ahead and drop off mom too” 

“Daughter Daycare”

Charming!

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I am continually perplexed by such behavior: does this shit actually get frat boys laid? (It does, thankfully, sometimes get their fraternities suspended.) This is ripped from the fantasy of a teenage virgin—a budding men’s rights activist, hunched over his laptop, alternating between furiously masturbating and moderating his anti-feminist subreddit.

The OSU frat boys spoke out on local news:

“People have been saying we are misogynists, we are sexist, we are degrading towards women. My dad, he is a good Christian man, I am a good Christian man, but we just do this for fun. We are not trying to cause any havoc or stir up any trouble, we are just trying to have some fun,” Alex Sheets, who also lives at the house, said.

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Ah! The Christianity excuse! Classic. #ChristiansJustWantToHaveFun, am I right? But while their religion doesn’t excuse them for being misogynist, it actually does justify—or at least explain—the horrible signs.

Ephesians 5:22 clearly states: “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” Frat boy translation: “Freshman girls, submit to your fraternity brothers as to the Party Gods.”

Corinthians 14:34 says: “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak.” Frat boy translation: “Bitch don’t kill my vibe.”

Timothy 2:12 adds: “I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.” Frat boy translation: “Hey girls. This is my house, so you gotta submit to my rules. Want some punch?”

And we must not forget about Deuteronomy 22:28! “If a man rapes a virgin who is not betrothed—that is, who does not belong to another man—there is no punishment.” Frat boy translation: “It’s not like we’re gonna get in trouble anyway!”

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So as long as fraternities keep following the strict word of God, they’ll continue to have a plethora of excuses to use over and over again. Praise be.

H/T Jezebel | Photo via @nerdbaitplus3/Twitter 

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*First Published: Aug 25, 2015, 3:11 pm CDT