Frat Email Offers Advice on 'Luring Rapebait'
Georgia Tech is investigating
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2013 2:06 PM CDT
File photo of a Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

(Newser) – Georgia Tech says it's investigating an ill-advised mass email within a fraternity that explained how to treat women at parties: essentially, get them drunk and into bed, reports WSB-TV. What's caught the attention of most critics is the signoff by an unnamed member of Phi Kappa Tau: "In luring rapebait." And among its gems: "If anything ever fails, go get more alcohol." (You can read it in full at TotalFratMove, but be warned, it's as raunchy as you might expect.)

The frat issued a statement calling the email "extremely inappropriate" and said its writer had been suspended. The campus chapter also placed itself on suspension pending the school investigation. Aren't frat brothers supposed to help each other out, wonders Maureen Downey at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution? "With all those new best friends, couldn't someone warn them that they were about to make a mistake they'd never live down?"

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Oct 9, 2013 7:29 AM CDT
Why do we even have Greek Houses, anymore? They were founded as a place to live that wasn't a tenement apartment, before college dorms. Now, they are merely a toxic disgrace, & a place no young woman with any self-preservation should go near.
Oct 8, 2013 10:13 PM CDT
What's the controversy? Email it self (if anyone bothered to read it) says in big capital letters NO RAPING. Last bit 'In luring rapebait' is a little odd but whole thing is just an adolescent pick up routine. Just fratboys being fratboys.They should sue Georgia tech for the invasion of privacy.
Oct 8, 2013 8:26 PM CDT
Double secret probation.