It’s back to school time and you know what that means. Your very vulnerable freshman daughter is being exposed to all kinds of dangerous situations and misogyny. Such as the scenario painted by this SMU chant which was part of a freshman week event that pretty much promotes underage forced sex…
Here’s more info via CTV News:
Student orientation leaders at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax will undergo sensitivity training after some of them were captured on video chanting about non-consensual sex with underage girls.
In the video taken during frosh week activities and posted on Instagram, both male and female student leaders can be seen taking part in what a university spokesperson called a “sexist and offensive” chant.
“SMU boys, we like them young,” the students can be heard singing at the start of the video.
The chant includes the phrases: “Y is for your sister,” “U is for underage,” and “N is for no consent.”
It was performed by student leaders in front of about 300 first-year-students on Monday.
“This is a disappointing, discouraging and, quite frankly, an offensive video and we’re, I guess, taken aback,” Keith Hotchkiss, SMU’s senior director of student services, told CTV Atlantic.
Jared Perry, the president of the university’s student association, which organizes frosh week activities, has apologized.
“We’re sorry this went through,” he said. “Now we’re looking forward into the future and the chant will never take place again. We’ll be educating our leaders.”
SMU spokesperson Steve Proctor told The Canadian Press that a less sexist version of the chant has been performed on campus in the past.
St. Mary’s University Student Association President Jared Perry says he feels terrible and an investigation will be launched into the incident. He also has resigned from his post and says he plans to devote his energy to bringing attention to the issue and turning this negative into a positive.