Swarthmore College is a small liberal arts college just a short drive from where I live in Philadelphia. It's also home to the Phi Psi fraternity where, according to leaked documents, the brothers refer to parts of the house as rape areas,
and regularly use derogatory comments about women
, minorities,and the LGBTQ community
This is an unsafe situation that needs to be addressed immediately. Thankfully, the college disbanded the frat. However, the boys who wrote these horrible things are still walking free. Will you join me in asking the police to investigate whether any of the crimes they joke about actually happened?
Most of the documents leaked are the minutes from fraternity meetings, and they are incredibly offensive. They record the Phi Psi brothers' jokes about sexual assault, as well as reference to the "rape attic." It is clear from the records that the men in this fraternity think sexual violence is acceptable and even hilarious.
And as someone who is raising a family in a city where many of these men are likely to live and find work after graduation, this is terrifying.Over 100 Swarthmore students protested at the Phi Psi house for days, and they finally got the college administration do the right thing and shut the house down once and for all.
But that still means the boys who wrote these vile words are out in the world, potentially committing more violence sexual crimes.Please sign my petition asking the police to figure out whether these heinous jokes were refferring to actual sexual violence that occurred in the house.
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