An unidentified off–campus fraternity has come under fire for a controversial email it sent to female freshman this week.
The email, sent from the account firstname.lastname@example.org, was sent to an undisclosed amount of recipients, but appeared to include a majority of women in the freshman class. It had the subject line “Very Wonderful V–Day,” and was addressed to “Lovelies.”
However, the remainder of the poem turns into different, arguably more aggressive verses. Following the first stanza, which has positive phrases like, “We’re looking for the romantic ones/ And say no thank you to the ones who just want sex,” the letter appears to take a more contentious tone, addressing the recipients as “Bitches,” and including lines like, “Tonight is your first showing/ So please wear a super short skirt so we can make you feel really uncomfortable.”
Alexa Palacio (C '20), who received both this email and the controversial email sent earlier this year by off–campus fraternity OZ, commented, “I was impressed by how little they cared about rhyming and meter. I guess they just really wanted to get across their disdain for all women, even on Valentine’s Day.”