Success! Frat That Joked About Raping Women Closed
Care2.com readers have another success! The University of Vermont chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity closed after a survey surfaced that asked members who they would like to rape. The national chapter, along with the University of Vermont made the closure public on Friday.
The decision came after a police investigation, our petition with more than 3500 signatures demanding the frat house be shut down, and an on-campus rally protesting both the fraternity and the broader rape culture that perpetuates these kinds of incidents.
Both representatives from the University and the national chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon expressed regret at the entire incident and hoped that it could provide a learning point to address issues surrounding sexual assault.
It’s good to know that the first of those lessons is that rape is not something to casually consider. Ever. Under any circumstances. Thank you, Care2.com readers for helping send that message.
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