Frat Bro

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Posted by on May 26th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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12 Responses to “Frat Bro”

  1. radical/rebel

    Fraternities, in my eyes, are a large part of rape culture. I don’t think that emulating them and the violence they represent toward women is a positive thing. Posing in front of a picture of dozens of women dressed provocatively and titling the photo “frat bro” sends the message that what’s happening in this picture is nothing more than a mimicry of the worst kinds of hetero, male sexuality.



    Nai replied:

    I think this is meant to poke fun at frat bros. Not entirely sure, though.


    dylan replied:

    It only ‘sends the message’ on the most basic, superficial level. Try to look at it as art. Notice that the model’s gaze is serious and a little unsettling; I think this picture is meant to evoke questions. I like it a lot.


    Elle replied:

    I think it’s a dangerous generalization to link all fraternities with violence and violation towards women.


    Anonymous replied:

    Dangerous? How so? I think it is safer to assume this until they prove otherwise. I’ve come across too many fraternities that just ARE about violence and violation towards women. =/


    Elle replied:

    Well, in that case, isn’t it safer to assume that every cisgendered heteronormative male is dangerous? Or every female-attracted physically-capable person? Where does it end? I agree that it’s wise to be aware of potential danger, but it’s wrong to judge someone because of possible behavior. It’s an insult to every nonviolent nonrapist fraternity member to assume that they all are, and no matter what you may think about the system you can’t reasonably claim that every last fraternity member ever is a woman-beating rapist.

    tigr replied:

    Yep, exactly, that’s safer. And it ends whereever someone’s personal balance between safety and …practicality lies; some people (like you?) might generally feel fairly safe and thus not bother with mistrusting many people, which is fine, and other people (say, with bad past experience) might put the balance much further towards “potentially dangerous till proven otherwise”. Which is fine, too. It’s their life, after all.

    Elle replied:

    There’s a big difference between the awareness of potential risk and automatically assuming every person with certain qualities is a rapist. You can stay safe without judging people in such a harsh way.

    Anyone could potentially pull a gun out of her purse and shoot you, or stab you with a knife. To assume only men are dangerous is an unfair judgement of men and women.

  2. Anonymous

    lighten up.
    stop making us live in a world where we can’t express our opinions incase we offend someone!
    next you’ll be advising me that as a 20 something lesbian I shouldn’t be dressing as a 14 year old boy incase it encourages paedophilia!!!


    Anonymous replied:

    You can express your opinions. Other people can express their opinions too. And sometimes (you find out) your opinions are wrong.


    Anonymous replied:

    nobody needs your permission to express their opinion.
    and nobodies opinions are wrong.


    Hodge Podge replied:

    “nobodies opinions are wrong”

    really? even racists and sexists?

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