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Sorority Boots Overweight and "Non-Conventionally Pretty" Members.

Fat and unattractive, ... er "demonstrating lack of commitment to meet recruitment goals?" Delta Zeta sorority doesn't want you around:

Worried that a negative stereotype of the sorority was contributing to a decline in membership that had left its Greek-columned house here half empty, Delta Zeta’s national officers interviewed 35 DePauw members in November, quizzing them about their dedication to recruitment. They judged 23 of the women insufficiently committed and later told them to vacate the sorority house.

The 23 members included every woman who was overweight. They also included the only black, Korean and Vietnamese members. The dozen students allowed to stay were slender and popular with fraternity men — conventionally pretty women the sorority hoped could attract new recruits. Six of the 12 were so infuriated they quit.

“Virtually everyone who didn’t fit a certain sorority member archetype was told to leave,” said Kate Holloway, a senior who withdrew from the chapter during its reorganization.

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"As a society we need to realize that we don’t all like each other, we aren’t all attracted to each other, and most importantly, we don’t always get what we want and can’t just cry “victim” every time."

Oh, ho ho ho ho ho. If you're a white boy and you get angry at some point in the future because some "minority" or "woman" has "taken your job", I can't WAIT to throw this one back in your face.
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"Beyond that, if these women were admitted with the knowledge that they would present a certain image..."

So the black, Korean and Vietnamese members would go about presenting that image how?
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If the article is correct, and that sorority was at risk of going defunct as a result of a declining brand image and enrollment, then just like a company or organization they were clearly in need of a rejuvinated marketing campaign. Unfortunately, it backfired.

Beyond that, if these women were admitted with the knowledge that they would present a certain image, then to not adhere to that agreement puts them at fault, regardless of whether its PC or not. If they were not informed of such an agreement, then yes, the sorority is at fault.

As a society we need to realize that we don't all like each other, we aren't all attracted to each other, and most importantly, we don't always get what we want and can't just cry "victim" every time. Whether its a job or clique or even a family, sometimes thats just not where you should be for better or for worse. Clearly these women will be better off not part of this organization.
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Thank goodness I skipped all that sorority garbage, I attended college much later as a working adult and skipped all the formalities and was much better off for it.
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