Today in things that can happen when you write emails about “rapebait”: the Georgia Tech fraternity Phi Kappa Tau was disbanded this week after a months-long investigation into the frat’s practices.
This is actually kind of surprising, since things did seem to cool down after the rapebait email went viral: The fraternity issued a sincere apology on the matter, and (I thought at least) the whole thing was taken just a hair out of proportion in the Internet’s vest for headlines and clicks. “Rapebait” was the unfortunate nickname of the frat’s social chair, and when the guy came clean about the rest of the email’s content, it turned out to be a really solid apology.
Unfortunately, the Phi Kappa Taus never really learned from the incident, and Georgia Tech uncovered a “pattern of sexual violence” in the frat that “suggested a deep-rooted culture within the fraternity that is obscene, indecent, and endangers women.” And after continuous violations committed after the start of the frat’s probation period last November, the Office of Student Integrity told the brothers to vacate their house and cease all activity.
The evidence: This, for instance, was a song the pledges sang each year at the fraternity’s Christmas party. It’s something else!
(NOTE: Graphic stuff, obviously.)
Leader: Who can take a bicycle,
Group: Who can take a bicycle,
Leader: Tear off the seat.
Group: Tear off the seat.
Leader: Impale a virgin on it, and push her down a bumpy street.
Leader: The S & M man.
Group: Oh the S & M man.
Leader: Oh the S & M man.
Group: Oh the S & M man.
Chorus: The S &M man,
‘Cause he mixes it with love,
And makes the hurt feel good
Makes the hurt feel good.
Who can take two ice picks
Stick ’em in her ears
Ride her like a Harley while he pokes her in the rear
Who can take two jumper cables
Hook ’em to her tits
Turn on the juice and electrocute the bitch
Who can go to an abortion clinic
Sneak around the back
Rummage through the dumpster and find a tasty snack
Who can take a blender
Stick it in her cunt
Turn the sucker on and purrate her little twat
Who can take some acid
Pour it on her twat
Then watch the cunt muffin rot
Who can take a bottle
Shove it up her ass
Hit her with a bat and shatter all the glass
Who can take a tight slut
Fuck her ’till she cries
Then pull it out real fast and skeet into her eyes
Who can take a chainsaw
Saw the bitch in two
Take the top half and give the bottom half to you
Who can take a razor blade
give her a nasty cut
and then use the blood to lube up her butt
Here’s another fraternity ditty:
Georgia Tech was able to easily find the lyrics— they were sent on the frat’s listserv, along with minute notes that also contain multiple references to rape and drugs and other bad stuff.
Anyway at this point, dozens of frat scandals in, whaddaya say? Don’t… act like this? That sounds reasonable. Don’t act like this.