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hazing/pledge parties

Postby //..ooOOoo..\\ » 30 Mar 2017, 09:38

I watched this last night:

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Obviously it was fictionalised, but I know that the sorts of ceremonies portrayed do go on in the US.

Has anyone any first-hand experience?

Why does this still happen? (I know it's probably a complex issue but when you read about deaths that result, you have to ask)
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Postby PresMuffley » 30 Mar 2017, 12:16

I've never understood the appeal of fraternities & sororities - but I didn't grow up as an entitled asshole either, so... to answer your question, no. I have not experienced crap like that. Though it isn't just the "Greeks" who partake in this kind of thing, I remember a few years back a college marching band in Florida got into a lot of trouble - I think a kid died. Never saw the appeal of being in a marching band either, though.
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Postby Goat Boy » 30 Mar 2017, 12:42

I feel we should force newbies to read Rothers prog recommendations as some kind of BCB hazing ceremony.
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Postby //..ooOOoo..\\ » 30 Mar 2017, 13:03

:lol:

Just listening to one minute of this shite is torture enough.



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Postby Jimbo » 30 Mar 2017, 13:17

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Postby neville harp » 30 Mar 2017, 13:37

You should've tried the back...
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Postby billy » 30 Mar 2017, 13:40

It was occupied by someone else at the time ..
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Postby Still Baron » 30 Mar 2017, 15:10

The Greek scene where I went to undergraduate ruled the campus, and (seemingly) out of the blue, most of my friends pledged during freshman year. They went through hell. My friends who went through it staggered around with thousand yard stares for much of the semester and I don't know how they didn't flunk out. The party oriented frat houses were pretty insane and most got kicked off campus and lost their charter shortly after I left. Someone actually made a documentary at the ATO house, but it was quashed, though I'm sure you can find it out there. "Frat House" is its inspired title.
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 30 Mar 2017, 15:29

I can only, perhaps unfairly, think of fraternities as clubs for rapists, jocks and other doughheads, but I never went to University so my perception is probably tainted by tv and movies. Still, even if I had gone to a University I would've stayed the hell away from 'em.
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Postby //..ooOOoo..\\ » 30 Mar 2017, 15:33

What I find interesting is that in the UK, this sort of shit goes on too, but undercover and very much frowned on. In the States it's kind of institutionalised. No-one - it seems - can stop these groups doing these idiotic 'ceremonies'.
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Postby Goat Boy » 30 Mar 2017, 15:39

I never encountered anything like this during my time at uni. Is there not a class difference over here? Boys from public school backgrounds doing this sorta thing etc?
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Goat Boy wrote:I never encountered anything like this during my time at uni. Is there not a class difference over here? Boys from public school backgrounds doing this sorta thing etc?


I think of rugby players.
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Postby //..ooOOoo..\\ » 30 Mar 2017, 15:42

Wanking onto a cream cracker, or shoving one-pence-pieces down your foreskin.
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 30 Mar 2017, 15:44

Wait, those are hazing rituals?
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Postby //..ooOOoo..\\ » 30 Mar 2017, 15:44

Sort of, yeah.

So I've heard.
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Harvey K-Tel wrote:I can only, perhaps unfairly, think of fraternities as clubs for rapists, jocks and other doughheads, but I never went to University so my perception is probably tainted by tv and movies. Still, even if I had gone to a University I would've stayed the hell away from 'em.


That's mostly true, but the other category is unrepentant party people. The drugs and booze floating around was pretty staggering. At my school, frat parties were the ONLY thing to do in the weekends. I went to them, mostly for free alcohol, but my social circle was defined by the fact that we weren't part of the Greek system.

The hazing was secret, the only reason I knew about it was that many of my best friends went through it. And they never told me specifics. It's the kind of thing you couldn't have proved without law enforcement surveillance.
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Postby Goat Boy » 30 Mar 2017, 15:47

Dog Pickle 'BEAUT' wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:I never encountered anything like this during my time at uni. Is there not a class difference over here? Boys from public school backgrounds doing this sorta thing etc?


I think of rugby players.


Aye, that too. There's also a public school element there too of course although not always
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