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OMG: it's been 4 years at this school & i can finally say i'm proud of uwaterloo for something: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLw_RLKhhQY

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  1. So having the Women's Centre for decades doesn't make you proud, but as soon as a fraternity full of dudes denounces sexual violence, THEN you're proud of UW?

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    1. +1,
      Feminists have been raising these issues for years, but once a group of guys do it, give them a prize.

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    2. Because feminists have been largely marginalized in the mainstream. Of course, the radical dipshits who called Principia Mathematica a "rape manual" aren't helping any.

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    3. The coordinators for the women's centre are awfully rude

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    4. "the radical dipshits who called Principia Mathematica a "rape manual" aren't helping any"

      The good news is, that never happened. So we only have to worry about smug-but-ignorant shitferbrains who recycle myths they read on tehmenzrpersecuted.wah and pretend the know something about feminism.

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  2. They think Canada has a "Rape Culture"?

    No, we do not, "Rape Culture" originates from the conditions within American prisons, and compared actual cultures that are permissive of such things (like certain middle eastern cultures for example) there is no sane person in Canada who believes this.

    Further source: https://rainn.org/news-room/rainn-urges-white-house-task-force-to-overhaul-colleges-treatment-of-rape

    They also have some pretty spot on point for making actual changes.


    I also love the white knighting going on in the video. Don't get me wrong, it is a great PR move to help keep the witch hunt that seems to be going on at bay, but like they say at the start of the video, we all know what sexual assault is, so I don't see the point in self-flagellating and talking about some ill-defined and mysterious "culture" rather than addressing the fact that there are some sick people out there and there are actual things that can be done to deal with them.

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    1. ... All of North America has persistent rape culture.
      http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/whats-rape-culture-calling-it-as-it-is/article17463232/
      http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/03/examples-of-rape-culture/
      http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/olivia-collette/rape-culture_b_6137026.html

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    2. And yet, rapists manage to be among the most reviled groups of criminals in the eyes of virtually everybody. I'm not buying this. Teaching men not to rape is beating a dead horse. The kind of guy who isn't going to be deterred by the serious consequences that already exist isn't going to be magically deterred by adding a drop to the bucket.

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    3. You want an example of rape culture? Go to the Congo, it's a way of life there.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_violence_in_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

      Canada is pretty tame compared to the sick world out there.

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    4. @3.a

      Your first article: Written by a student journalist with zero credentials who seems to think that in a fair legal system the burden of proof should fall onto the accused and not the accuser. It is an opinion piece, and a poorly written one at that.

      The second article: Entirely Anecdotal examples most of them either taken out of context or poorly connected to the supposed picture the author is trying to paint. It is like the newspaper clipping board filled with push-pins and string that one would see watching a Hollywood interpretation of the mentally ill.

      She references reddit comments threads on multiple points, self references her own publication, uses contradictory sources, and seems to think that making a pile somehow proves a larger conspiracy.

      She also wrote an article titled: "Can Men Be Objectified by Women" where she defines objectification, admits it is possible, then spends far too many words redefining objectification so that she can come up with the answer of "no". Or in other words, gold medal mental gymnastics.

      Your third article:

      I am just going to sum it up in one sentence: using hashtags and the absence of evidence as evidence to support her.

      She also seems to feel that innocent until proven guilty is a bad thing, at least that is what I am inferring based on her premise that "doubt is indicative of rape culture".

      Anyways, if that is the best you can muster to support your point I really suggest having a look at your beliefs.

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  3. Who wants to fuck these nerds anyway?

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    1. Thats why frats are known for sexual violence, its the only way they can get it.

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  4. Also super happy to see this!

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  5. Doesn't this go against the whole point of a fraternity?

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  6. this is a fucking joke. half of these people in the video ONLY talk about sex jokes. fraternity of cocky shitheads is more like it

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  7. A fraternity is an openly elitist organization that accepts only males. You are not allowed to talk about gender equality.

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    1. Just curious: would a sorority be able to talk about gender equality? It only accepts women, but at the same time, women are a marginalized group and a sorority could be a safe space for them.

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    2. Waterloo's fraternities don't follow typically standards and practices. Basically anyone can join and they're certainly not elitist. They're just a social club, not a true fraternity.

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    3. SAMCRO is also a social club.

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  8. nice try frat boy. there is no rape culture, these are just mild issues not to be concerned with

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  9. I wish somebody farted when the last guy said "I am breaking the silence, are you?"

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