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‘No More Fun of Any Kind!’

Posted on | August 25, 2015 | 81 Comments


“Thou shalt not joke about sex,” would seem to be the politically correct commandment on campus this fall:

The Ivory Tower Outrage Brigades are once again picking up the cudgel of political correctness and are salivating at the thought of beating some poor miscreant over the head with it.
In this case at Old Dominion College, the party started even before classes began. The Eta Chi chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity decided to live up to the reputation of frat boys everywhere and hung some banners welcoming freshmen girls to the school.
“Rowdy and Fun. Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time.”
“Freshman daughter drop off.”
“Go ahead and drop off mom too.”

Well, of course, it was Sigma Nu — the Snakes, we called ’em back in the day. Everybody knows how the Snakes are. They are barely more civilized than the Vikings of Alpha Tau Omega, who once so lived up to their savage reputation that a professor at Penn wrote a book about it. What the brothers at Penn dubbed “the ATO express” — and subsequently defended as “multiple consensual intercourse” — is more commonly known as a “gang bang” or “pulling a train,” but a feminist professor called it Fraternity Gang Rape. The girl was tripping on four hits of acid, and was therefore deemed “incapacitated,” but whose fault was that? How were the ATOs, who were themselves in their customary state of extreme intoxication, supposed to know that the girl yelling “F–k me! F–k me!” at 3 a.m. was more “incapacitated” than they were?

That was 1983, and the news accounts of ATO’s suspension at Penn sparked widespread commentary. Anybody who knew anything about college life understood (a) that many girls went to frat parties with the specific purpose of getting drunk and having sex, and (b) that some girls were quite willing to take on more than one frat brother at a time. In the 1983 incident at Penn, at least five ATOs were involved. When the fraternity was accused of rape, after feminists on campus held rallies demanding that the administration take action, the ATOs argued in their defense that such incidents of “multiple consensual intercourse” occurred once or twice a month at Penn. That is to say, the ATO brothers felt they were being unfairly punished for doing something that was a customary and accepted part of campus life. The feminist professor, taking this claim as truthful, used it to argue that college girls were being routinely victimized by “the phallocentric social order.”

Were they? Certainly, parents do not send their daughters to Penn with the expectation that the girls will drop four hits of LSD, go to fraternity parties and get banged in the basement of the ATO house. However, the in loco parentis doctrine on campus got thrown away during the student uprisings of the 1960s. And if you look at that 1983 incident objectively — a crazy girl yelling “F–k me! F–k me!” at 3 a.m. when everybody had been drinking all night — is it really fair to say the ATOs were more responsible for what happened than she was? The question is not one of morality, but of equal justice under the law. Feminists ranting about “the phallocentric social order” are simply trying to justify deliberate unfairness against males, to claim that males bear 100 percent of the responsibility for any sexual encounter they have, while females have no responsibility at all. Say what you will about fraternities, or about college guys in general, but I do not see how this women-are-never-responsible standard can be justified on the basis of “equality.”

Meanwhile, at Old Dominion University, the Sigma Nu chapter’s expression of phallocentric humor was not appreciated:

ODU officials . . . say they are investigating. . . .
“Messages like the ones displayed yesterday by a few students on the balcony of their private residence are not and will not be tolerated. The moment University staff became aware of these banners, they worked to have them removed. At ODU, we foster a community of respect and dignity and these messages sickened us. They are not representative of our 3,000 faculty and staff, 25,000 students and our 130,000 alumni. . . .Any student found to have violated the code of conduct will be subject to disciplinary action.”

College boys want to have sex with college girls? And actually make jokes about their heterosexual intentions? Outrage!

Adam Steinbaugh discusses the First Amendment aspects of the Old Dominion University incident, condemning the gratuitously offensive banners while at the same time defending the value of free speech. Being old enough to remember when students took over campus buildings for illegal sit-in protests at Columbia University and elsewhere, I cannot see how liberals who celebrate the plainly criminal acts of Sixties radicals now expect us to take them seriously when they act indignant about rude frat boys who act like rude frat boys.

In 1968, radical students ‘liberated’ Columbia University.

By the same token, I do not see how liberals who celebrate the “Sexual Revolution” of the 1960s can now expect us to take them seriously when they express outrage at the crudely licentious behavior of young men. (Note that liberals never condemn the behavior of young women, because to do so would be sexist “slut-shaming.”) In 1969, the “Weatherman” faction of the left-wing Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) made “Smash Monogamy” their motto, so that participation in orgies was practically a requirement for their followers. One of the leaders of that terrorist cult, Bill Ayers, was subsequently a Chicago political comrade of young Barack Obama. How is it that now we have liberals acting as the forces of repression, when their leaders were once advocates of revolution? It’s rather the same way that the Bolsheviks, who were ruthless in overthrowing the government of Russia, were then equally ruthless in suppressing dissent, to ensure the Bolsehvik regime could never be overthrown. The tremendous irony of Soviet history was that those who had done the most to establish the Bolshevik dictatorship — including Leon Trotsky, who led the Red Army to victory in the Russian Civil War — were subsequently liquidated by Stalin.

Alas, those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it, and no college student today is taught this kind of history. Facts mean nothing to the totalitarian ideologues who now control university life in this country, and whose only task is to indoctrinate youth into supporting the Democrat Party agenda. There will henceforth be zero tolerance of heterosexual males making jokes on campus, because the policy of the Democrat Party is against males and against heterosexuality, too.

Ramon Mercader could not be reached for comment.


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81 Responses to “‘No More Fun of Any Kind!’”

  1. Dianna Deeley
    August 25th, 2015 @ 8:22 pm

    I really hoped that the type was confined to the Bay Area: fatigue pants, short hair, sense of humor surgically excised, and a temperament as dense and unforgiving as a redwood burl.

    I see that it is not. To borrow from a friend of mine, Que lastima!

  2. Dianna Deeley
    August 25th, 2015 @ 8:23 pm

    He does have a point – beer is wonderful, but so is wine!

  3. Dana
    August 25th, 2015 @ 8:56 pm

    So, you’re saying that the cute little wench wasn’t proud of what she did? Did y’all slut-shame her or something?

  4. Dana
    August 25th, 2015 @ 9:03 pm

    There was a counter-culture bookstore (and head shop) called Sqecial Media which probably had it, but I seemed to do OK without it.

  5. Robert What?
    August 25th, 2015 @ 9:05 pm

    Sounds like the “Junior Anti-Sex League”. When are they handing out the red sashes?

  6. Dana
    August 25th, 2015 @ 9:08 pm

    Some of the moms might have enjoyed a house full of young studs, but prob’ly didn’t want to have their daughters witnessing it.

  7. Dana
    August 25th, 2015 @ 9:11 pm

    Well, you did go to school in the Confed’racy . . . .

  8. Dana
    August 25th, 2015 @ 9:16 pm

    Uhhh, she “raped (him) in his sleep?” Just how did she do that without awakening him, and if he did arise — pun very much intended — and he allowed her to continue until orgasm, it wasn’t rape in my book.

  9. Dana
    August 25th, 2015 @ 9:18 pm

    Actually, said willing tranny would probably be risking a serious beating, at the very least.

  10. Dana
    August 25th, 2015 @ 9:20 pm

    Can we do a bit of combining, ’cause I love sushi.

  11. Dana
    August 25th, 2015 @ 9:24 pm

    Note the PS: Megan does butt stuff. But I’d hope that the freshwomen at ODioUs understand that coitus interruptus isn’t exactly the best method of birth control.

  12. Southern Air Pirate
    August 25th, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

    It really doesn’t matter because Planned Parents is just 6 minutes by car or about half and hour away walking through some of the most tolerant neighborhoods in the city.

  13. DeadMessenger
    August 25th, 2015 @ 11:41 pm

    May be a job for Zoey Tur.

  14. DeadMessenger
    August 25th, 2015 @ 11:44 pm

    Maybe, but if it were me, I’d have popped by to rag them about the lack of cleanliness, their poor manners and hospitality, and just general b1tching until the sign thing was no longer funny.

  15. DeadMessenger
    August 25th, 2015 @ 11:52 pm

    You better do it, bobbymike, I think he’s got a gun!

    [From Blazing Saddles]

    Dr. Johnson: Hold it men—he’s not bluffing!

    Dr. Samuel Johnson: Listen to him, men; he’s just crazy enough to do it!

    Harriet Johnson: Isn’t anyone going to help that poor man?

    Dr. Samuel Johnson: Hush, Harriet! That’s a sure way to get him killed!

  16. DeadMessenger
    August 25th, 2015 @ 11:55 pm

    Damn it, man! Take a cane pole to the crick down in the holler. You can git yerself all the sushi you want.

  17. DeadMessenger
    August 26th, 2015 @ 12:07 am

    Somebody has to drive everybody else home, lol.

  18. RKae
    August 26th, 2015 @ 12:35 am

    Yeah, I’ve been the designated driver for many decades now.

  19. Daniel Freeman
    August 26th, 2015 @ 1:29 am

    I can see it now…

    “Well, there’s why you have to advertise for girls! None I know would ever want to have to use that bathroom a second time. You should really take your sign budget and invest in a toilet brush.”

  20. Daniel Freeman
    August 26th, 2015 @ 1:40 am

    I’d hope that the freshwomen at ODioUs understand that coitus interruptus isn’t exactly the best method of birth control.

    Well, apparently Megan does.

  21. Dana
    August 26th, 2015 @ 7:08 am

    Our retirement property in the Bluegrass State has 500 feet of frontage on the Kentucky River. My darling bride (of 36 years, 3 months and 7 days) has informed me that I had better plan on catching dinner, ’cause we’ll be too broke to eat otherwise.

  22. Southern Air Pirate
    August 26th, 2015 @ 7:37 am

    From what I have read depending on the pharmaceutical induced (both legal and illegal) as well REM patterns and even psychological issues that cause sleep walking. So they could fully participate in intercourse, but not be capable of giving informed consent to said same. In some cases from published literature it seems that some sleep walkers can even be eyes open and form coherent verbal responses but are in a sleep/zombie stage that isn’t forming memories. So a victim could go through with sex as if they are in a sex dream, complete to orgasm. Since the body and mind in the core is about sex as a basic biologicial function similar to eating or breathing. This is also how some of the child rapists usually strick at night in the homes they are living in. Again according to the literature since they can mask the crime as a bad dream, when approached later in the morning by the victim.

  23. Ilion
    August 26th, 2015 @ 8:43 am

    When I was in college, a number of friends made reference to having called and talked to me … and I had no memory of it, having never awakened.
    Shoot, even today, I sometimes get out of bed, walk across the room, turn off the alarm clock, crawl back into bed … all the time still asleep.

  24. Ilion
    August 26th, 2015 @ 8:55 am

    Yeah, me too. I don’t drink (but if I did, it’d be the wine rather than the beer (*)), and I do eat sushi.

    And I’ll out-conservative anyone.

    (*) I did have some mead when I was young, and thought it not too bad, for alcohol.

  25. Ilion
    August 26th, 2015 @ 8:56 am

    That would be sashimi.

  26. Fatherless
    August 26th, 2015 @ 9:06 am

    I’ve kind of always known this intuitively because my father was a hippy who abandoned his children to go live as an Indian.

  27. surellin
    August 26th, 2015 @ 9:10 am

    If I’m not mistaken, a sorority at ODC had a similarly suggestive banner up at the same time. But feminism!

  28. Finrod Felagund
    August 26th, 2015 @ 10:19 am

    At one time I had my alarm clock on the other side of my bedroom on top of a 6-foot-tall bookshelf, and I still would manage to hit snooze on it in my sleep.

  29. Ilion
    August 26th, 2015 @ 11:56 am

    That’s why I have it across the room, rather than on the nightstand.
    When it happens, I don’t just hit the snooze: I turn it off.

  30. M. Thompson
    August 26th, 2015 @ 9:39 pm

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  31. Jerry Beckett
    August 27th, 2015 @ 11:38 am

    Nah. Whoever has the most “headaches” is in the superior position.