Two distinctly different ways to “motivate.”
My experiences as a sorority woman were overwhelmingly positive. The DG “president” illustrates the worst type of poor decision-making that seems to be the norm among college and High School students. Her unbelievable capacity for meanness for women she calls her “sisters,” is only exacerbated by her unscrupulous use of social media to “share” her message.
All of the attention being generated by this incident, negates over 100 years of positive contributions made by sorority women, and “glorifies’ bullying and shaming. I hope this “rant” follows her, as she tries to find a job after college, and serves as a cautionary tale of what NOT to do, to make friends and influence/motivate people.
Conversely, Katelyn Campbell – LEARN HER NAME – is a shining example of how people can use their own power to uplift others, with no voice. Kudos to you, Katelyn. Wellesley is lucky to have you!
I woke up to this lovely tirade this morning:
Gawker: Sorority Girl Email (link — warning: lots of foul language!)
To sum it up, a sorority girl wrote a foul-mouthed and abusive email to her sorority sisters, in which she berates them for being “awkward” and “boring” while hanging out with a fraternity. Besides the fact that this particular girl clearly has anger issues, a limited vocabulary, and very little self-respect, it’s also very disturbing to think of the text messages she must have received that prompted her to write this email. She says she’s been getting texts “about people LITERALLY being so &%^ing AWKWARD and so &%^ing BORING” and “about people being &%^ing WEIRD at sports … but I’ve gotten texts about people actually cheering for the opposing team” (foul language redacted). The implication is that she’s been getting these texts from members of the fraternity with which…
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April 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm
NSFW! Alison Haislip reads the original email aloud. This would be funny if it wasn’t based on real communication between sorority women..
Bears repeating, AGAIN. MONITOR your Social Media image, carefully. If you feel like sending out an email to put people on blast, write it offline. Wait 20 minutes. Read it back to yourself. Wait another 20 minutes. Read it a third time. If you STILL feel like it is the best, most respectful representation of YOU, then send it. 9 times out of 10, you won’t.