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[Fauxtrage] How is this Offensive?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by shastarocket, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wBf6BUQzYgA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  2. Uprising

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    Yeah I don't get it....
     
  3. BigShasta

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    that's a dope video.
     
  4. Duncan McDonuts

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    Whoever A.L. Bailey is, if it's a she, probably sour t*tties that she couldn't get in or dislikes sororities. If it's a he, sour grapes that he couldn't land one of those girls.
     
  5. aussie rocket

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    Sl*ts don't offend me.
     
  6. Nook

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    The PC **** has gone way too far.
     
  7. aussie rocket

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    Won't somebody PLEASE think of the CHILDREN!

    Slow news day I guess.
     
  8. Mr. Brightside

    Mr. Brightside Contributing Member

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    I have watched the video five times for research purposes, and still have not found it offensive.
     
  9. J Sizzle

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    I'm outraged that the author is outraged! #outrage
     
  10. fchowd0311

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    Just as offensive as saying 'Happy Holidays'.
     
  11. jcee15

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    “so racially and aesthetically homogeneous......."

    Damn...... White people can't even hang out together anymore without some form of criticism.
     
  12. Cannonball

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    Most (not all) fraternities and sororities are primarily social organizations. Why wouldn't they emphasize the social and "sisterhood" aspects of their sorority?
     
  13. BetterThanI

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    I don't know that I'd call it "offensive" but it definitely isn't a flattering depiction of them. Basically a 5 and a half minute white bimbo recruitment video. I'd wager their national HQ and the AL campus bigwigs don't think too highly of it.

    But "offensive"? Definitely not.
     
  14. BetterThanI

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    They absolutely should emphasize it. But there was literally nothing else in the video. Makes the group look pretty damn shallow, no?
     
  15. Cannonball

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    Yeah, but a lot of them are pretty shallow. I'd call it "truth in advertising".
     
  16. Dairy Ashford

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    Well, it's a public university, and the sorority decided to promote and post the video, so like anything else it's going to come under scrutiny. I think the journalist's views are a bit narrow and wholly misguided regarding the self-awareness and economic, political and societal prospects of moderately-well-to-do youngsters tied to a national network of similarly stationed and educated women, but they're individual expressions of opinion just like those of the adults on that tape.

    Greek organizations seem to have been getting it from all sides for around the last twenty years. Frat guy is probably the most overused, contradictory and slanderous stereotype around.
     
  17. cardpire

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  18. Invisible Fan

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    Fixed.
     
  19. Mr. Clutch

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    Oh dear, race and gender and stuff
     
  20. mateo

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    Could have used an editor. 5 minutes?
     

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