Like many others, I was shocked when the Saint Mary University’s now-infamous frosh chant was released and quickly went viral. That video can be seen here, and although I will not repeat what was willingly (and happily) chanted by both young men and women, I will summarize that the chant received the attention it did because it encourages raping underage women. (View the video at your own risk.)
For its part, the university is calling in a “bullying expert” to attempt to quell the outrage. What these students need is not lectures on why bullying is wrong, but a basic understanding of self-decency and self-worth. Groupthink is a dangerous drug; every female seen engaging in the chant is proudly doing so. Not one person – male or female – can be seen taking a stand against the chant. All are gleefully signing along. I wonder, if asked, if each student would repeat their President’s pathetic attempt at rationalization: “well, we’ve been doing it since 2009…”
Update: a similar chant at the University of British Columbia has been "discovered" and a petition for action against that university's student leadership has been launched.