November 18, 2003

Tacky? Yeah. Harrassment? Umm, Are You on Crack?

So a Texas frat decides on a poor theme for a frat party, some folks get pissy and make inappropriate fliers (said folks aren't even in the frat in question) and now the fraternity is being investigated for code of conduct violations.

Let's see...I did a bit of Googling, and the pertinent passage in the IFC Code of Conduct states:

All Chapters and/or their representative members are not to engage in any form of
harassment of any individual or group. Harassment is defined as extreme or outrageous acts or communication that are intended to harass, intimidate, or humiliate an individual or group.

A party which makes light of a war is in poor taste, but who exactly would it be harrassing? If anyone (and this would be a stretch, since the stated purpose of the party was to support the troops--yeah, misguided and lame, but there you go), it would be people IN Iraq who, by virtue of being in Iraq, probably don't know or give a rat's ass about a bunch of stupid frat boys in Texas.

This is what we on earth like to refer to as overkill. Or rampant paranoia coupled with Cover Your Ass syndrome. Or maybe fiddling while Rome burns--there are so many possibilities here, and wouldn't you know it? None of them are good.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at November 18, 2003 01:49 PM