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Fraternity poster reveals womanizing attitude

Fraternities and their treatment of women have been in the campus news lately. In their letter ["Thistle belittled IFC efforts on sexism, alcohol," Sept. 1] the IFC claims not to take the issues of sexism and harassment lightly. Perhaps they'd like to consider a Nu Delta poster which was on display last weekend.

This poster depicts a man, wearing only pants, pinning a woman up against a brick wall. Another woman, whose state of attire is unclear, stands under a spotlight above. Graffiti on the wall urges us to "GET NUD." The poster is ostensibly an invitation to a video party at 460 Beacon Street. But the not-so-hidden intent is clear: join this fraternity and a world of sexual adventure will open up to you. Women are on display and for the having at Nu Delta.

Well, brothers, get a clue! Start thinking with the part of your anatomy that got you into MIT. Women are not objects. They don't like to be forced against walls. Women are not pieces of bait. They're not to be used to lure new members to a fraternity.

This poster is blatantly sexist. It is outrageous and offensive. If this is representative of fraternities' attitudes towards sexism, then the IFC has a lot of work to do in closing the gap between its stated policy and the actual practices of individual fraternities.

Susan Dwyer G->

Paul Pietroski G->