Since the late 19th century, Greek organizations have become a staple on university campuses. While students have been heavily divided on their opinion of these groups, every fraternity and sorority has established philanthropies they regularly spend volunteering their time to.
However, Greek organizations also face backlash when they participate in inappropriate activities that fail to show their respect towards others. This specific instance is no different.
A Jewish fraternity at Cornell University has been punished after they forced their pledges to play a fat-shaming sex contest.
Potential brothers of Zeta Beta Tau participated in a game, called a "pig roast," where they allegedly earned points for sleeping with as many overweight women as possible.
If there had been a tie at the end of the grotesque competition, the pledge who slept with the heaviest woman would win.
According to a university report, the men were instructed to keep the game a secret, in case their sexual partners found out.
As an alumni member of a sorority, it's blatantly clear how appalling this behavior is. Women aren't inferior to men, and there is no argument that can justify us being treated as anything less.
We're more more than just a number of a scale, and to treat us as such is nothing short of an insult.
Luckily, I wasn't the only one who saw it this way.