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USC Students Stage Protest Over Sexist Frat Email
Outraged over alleged Kappa Sigma diatribe
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2011 4:48 PM CDT
A member of USC's Kappa Sigma chapter allegedly authored the diatribe.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Almost a month after a sexist email surfaced advising "cocksmen" on the rites of pursuing "targets," dozens of USC students stalked out of class and staged a boisterous protest. The email is believed to have been penned by a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and has gone viral, spawning outrage. "I know guys will talk, but to go to the extreme of an email is too much," one student tells KTLA.

Others at the protest were more forgiving: "Most fraternities are not like that," says another student. Click for the Newser-tastic summary of the original email. Or Jezebel has the entire diatribe in its lengthy idiocy. Or try here for USC's latest sexytime escapade.

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BCS
Apr 5, 2011 4:48 AM CDT
GE not paying taxes on 5.1 billion dollars of domestic profit and then getting a 3.2 billion dollar tax credit, is a big deal. Radioactive iodine 181 times safe levels found in CA drinking water is a big deal. This story, not so much.
BCS
Apr 5, 2011 4:43 AM CDT
Okay, it's not classy it's not mature, but it's not a crime either. No one talked about hurting anyone or making anyone do something they did not want to do. It's a state college, so students are protected by the first amendment. It would be different if the author of the email was actively harassing people. that would be an offense the could warrant any number of punishments (because of the direct harassment, not the speech itself) . But an expression of thought, no matter how vulgar or offensive one might find it, can't be censored under the first amendment. It's not freedom of popular speech, it's freedom of all speech. If free speech is compromised anywhere then it is compromised everywhere!
Riffran
Apr 5, 2011 1:27 AM CDT
We at the I phelta Thi fraternity do apologize for this conduct on behalf of the other frat house