Were the Sigma Nu Banners Really That Offensive?

The country is up in arms regarding some suggestive signs posted outside an Old Dominion University Fraternity House.

Elisha Fieldstadt at MSNBC writes: “Crass, sexually suggestive banners ‘welcoming’ freshman women to a Virginia college last week have sparked outrage and led to the suspension of at least one of the school’s fraternities.” The white signs draped over the balconies of an off-campus Old Dominion University house read “Rowdy and fun, hope your baby girl is ready for a good time,” “Freshman Daughter Drop Off,” and “Go ahead and Drop Off Mom Too.”

“The Sigma Nu chapter at ODU has been suspended while the school investigates the incident,” Brad Beacham, executive director of Sigma Nu’s national headquarters said. “Any fraternity member found to be responsible for this reprehensible display will be held accountable by the fraternity,” he added.

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Now, I’m not a college-age teen or 20-nothing, and, as such, I agree that the signs are tasteless, but I’m also not so old that I don’t remember being that age. And I can pretty much guarantee that the majority of students who saw those signs thought they were both funny and relatively harmless.

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But in today’s oversensitive, over-feminized world, we’re not allowed to make light of such a thing. It’s partly because of the hopelessly overblown rape culture on college campuses these days. Yes, there are rapes on college campuses, just as there are rapes in other places. But there is no empirical data to show such an epidemic as being described by college activists. I’m not making light of rape. It’s abhorrent, but these signs don’t say “We intend to rape your daughters.”

It is also no longer okay to act like red-blooded, American, heterosexual men. This is a no-no, and thus, those just “suspected” of being involved in this harmless display are already presumed guilty, and the entire fraternity chapter is paying preemptively. That sounds fair and in consonance with the American way. And guilty of what – being stupid? Is that now a crime?

ODU’s Interfraternity Council praised the national fraternity’s actions. “We thank the national organization of Sigma Nu for partnering with Old Dominion University in making a strong statement that the behavior of a few student members will not be tolerated, by announcing the suspension of their local chapter’s activities,” said council spokeswoman, Giovanna M. Genard. Now where’s my free contraception!

Okay – we got it! These signs were tasteless, and everyone is all up in arms over a little ink on bed sheets; yet, uppity liberals, some of the people aghast at these silly banners, are the same ones in favor of handing out condoms to kids like Halloween candy. In 2014, CBS News reported that, “Students as young as sixth grade in an Oregon school district will soon be able to get condoms from some teachers. The move comes after an Oregon Health & Science University study a year ago found that 7 percent of Gervais High School’s female students had become pregnant.

“I think the concern was that if we have our middle school, we have some of the same teachers teaching the same topics at the high school, obviously there’s going to be a different type of curriculum for the middle school, but at some point they just kind of felt it would evolve to that anyway — so let’s just include them (sixth graders),” Gervais School District Superintendent Rick Hensel told CBS News.

Well, isn’t that nice.

These are also the same people who, undoubtedly, support the abortion mill, Planned Parenthood, and their no-consent policy, where a child can walk in and have an abortion without consent of the parents.

So let’s see if I have this straight: we are supposed to celebrate the enlightened policy of condoms for kids, abortions for the same—and condemn the harmless stupidity of a few college boys. Symbolism over substance.

Yeah – that’s the America I want!  

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