Would you ever go through hazing to be part of a group? That was the question that the New York Times was asking its readers lately. Reason being, even though after 44 states have passed the law to discontinue the hazing, the practice still persist … Yes, even to date!
The article zeroing into one of the most prestigious public institutions in the Northeast, Binghamton University where – “a hazing scandal that forced the university to suspend pledging and induction at all fraternities and sororities.”
Very interesting subject. I was never part of any sorority when I was in college –just because. But, I heard about the sororities, for a time, I thought it was the coolest groups but strangely never did it once occurred to my mind to join one. Perhaps I had done myself some justices. Either way, this is another mind-set that the newspaper’s current editor in chief, Daniel Weintraub, pointed out how most hazing still remains as open secret. “The view of the majority of the student body is that everyone knew all this was happening and no one cares,” he said. “People think, ‘If you want to be hazed, go join a frat; if you don’t want to be hazed, don’t join a frat.’ ” –Interesting.
Knowing this, would we ever let our next generation to join one? Also, we, as parents, how can we prevent our children to be the executors of the hazing?
Until next stop,
Journey of LIfe