systemas feos

“The incident in Oklahoma [in which members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were caught on tape uttering racist chants], that is a real argument for getting rid of the system altogether, in my opinion, even having been through a fraternity. Because when you break it down, it really is about creating cliques and clubs and being exclusionary. Fraternities were started as academic societies that were supposed to have a philanthropic arm to them.”

—comedian and movie star Will Ferrell

I never thought I would identify so strongly with Will Ferrell, but I feel him so hard on this subject.

The worst decision I made in college was joining a sorority.

The best decision I made was quitting it.

Sororities and Fraternities (whatever else they may do or good or bad) create an in-group, which in turn creates an out-group at the same time.  When I was in a sorority I spent most of my time with my “sisters”.  I had very few friends outside of the Greek system at NDSU.

We had a bunch of chants about how awesome we were… and some songs about how sh*tty the other sororities  were.

I hate things that create an us-them mentality.  Hate them hate them hate them.  I hate Americans who don’t like foreigners.  Also I hated being in the cage that Greek Life is… all your friends are rich white people. ick.  Also I didn’t have enough money for that nonsense.

Something I don’t hate:  Duolingo.  It’s really really really helpful for learning languages. Y’all should try it.