Penn State frat creep defends right to share pics of passed out naked women


http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/241044/penn-state-frat-creep-defends-right-to-share-pics-of-passed-out-naked-women/

There’s an unspoken rule that when a guy comes out and explicitly tells you that he’s “a good guy,” he’s probably not a good guy. That’s the case with the unnamed Kappa Delta Rho frat brother who granted an anonymous interview to Philadelphia magazine defending the actions of the Penn State chapter that was suspended for sharing photos of naked, unconscious women on a members-only Facebook page.

In an attempt to clarify and defend the media storm surrounded the frat’s depraved behavior, the anonymous bro, who was a member of the closed Facebook page that hosted then offending pictures, only seemed to dig the frat’s grave a little deeper, at least where public opinion is concerned.

As far as the anonymous bro is concerned, the fault lies not with the frat but by the importance the media placed on its actions. At least, that’s what it seems like he’s arguing in this horrifying statement he submitted to the magazine. The whole thing reads like a monologue from a Neil LaBute play.

“It is shameful to see the self-righteousness that has sprung from the woodworks in response to the alleged Penn State fraternity “scandal.” Here’s a quick reality check: everyone — from Bill Clinton to your grandfather to every Greek organization in the nation does the same old stuff, just as they have been for the entirety of human history. That’s where that lil’ old quip, don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house, comes from. And believe me, we all live in a glass house. Thus it is laughably pathetic to see the media spring on an occasional incident such as this, especially a media complicit in overturning the same sexual mores and moral standards that for millennia had at least to some extent curbed outright licentiousness. The fire of indignant, misplaced self-righteousness that looks to ruin people’s lives and unjustly ruin reputations is the abuse and violation that should be at the center of discussion, not the humorous, albeit possibly misguided, antics of a bunch of college kids.”

Listen, ladies, it’s the God given right of gross frat dudes to grossly sexualize you when you are in a compromised situation and unable to give consent. Might as well accept that they apparently never have to answer for it because of the patriarchy, or something.

Also, the idea that sexually humiliating women falls under the umbrella of “humorous” and acceptable college shenanigans merits a legit LOL. Keep in mind, this lone voice of reason believes so deeply in his frat’s unimpeachable righteousness that he declined to give his name.

The following Q & A further bolsters the “boys will be boys” defense of the statement, tried to pass off the content of the group as “satire,” then proceeded to downplay how often the sharing of the pictures actually occurred. When he was asked if he shared or commented on any of the offending pictures, the source then responded, “No, no, absolutely not. I’m a good guy.”

That admission is probably more telling than any of the arguments he presented in defense of his frat brothers. By distancing himself from the behavior with the statement, “I’m a good guy,” isn’t he tacitly admitting that sharing pictures of naked women who were unable to consent is inherently despicable?

I highly recommend that you read the entire interview as it is a master class in cognitive dissonance.

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