A tipster points us toward an online petition moving to have the ABC Family show Greek canceled. Which is silly because it's a good show-a Thing We Actually Like! It's essentially a bunch of members from the nerdiest frats across the land who claim that the show misrepresents fraternity and sorority life on college campuses as nothing more than drinking, fucking, and begrudging community service. If anyone can explain to me how it's anything other than that (other than the occasional circle jerk opportunity and connections-related job getter), I'm open to hearing it. Read some of the best enraged comments from those who've e-signed, after the jump.
Hazing does not happen. Sex is not promoted. Drinking is not a part of sanctioned events. This show is absolutely ridiculous! It only serves to profilgate more lies about the Greek community. The Greek community serves the greater community at large, enriches its campus, and provides a network of support for its members that is simply unbeatable. I am proud to be a Greek woman, and I am ashamed of ABC for promoting a show that only serves to discredit our fine organizations.
From Kyle Totaro:
I completely agree with the above comments. This is harming greek organizations all over the country. Not only does this send massive stereotypes to greeks today, but it is nothing like what greeks are today.... oh, and i love the stupid title for the show.... what is GRSSK anyway? Use the proper epsilon if you're going to do that.... What? It's an E? DUH.... shows how much you really know about greek life...
From Reality Check:
REALITY CHECK - WHAT IT MEANS TO BE GREEK - HAIRY WOMEN, HAIRY MEN (HARD TO TELL THEM APART) AND THE BOYS GETTING FUCKED UP THE ASS. IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR 1000'S OF YEARS. DO YOU REALLY THINK THIS SHOW IS GOING TO DAMAGE THE REPUTATION OF A BUNCH OF HAIRY, SMELLY ASS FUCKERS?? GET REAL.
A modest rebuttal.