USC’s Kappa Sigma: Women Are Just ‘Targets’

Meredith Fineman – An email written by a brother of Kappa Sigma gives his fraternity instructions on how to have sex with girls, encouraging treating women in a derogatory manner. The fraternity is apologizing like crazy, but let’s be real: This stuff happens all the time.

An email written by a brother of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at USC has been making national headlines with his instructions on how to be a “Cocksman,” telling his fraternity to “take notes” about how to have sex with girls. He decrees:

“Note: I will refer to females as “targets”. They aren’t actual people like us men. Consequently, giving them a certain name or distinction is pointless.” (You can read the email here. )

The language is sexist, racist, gross, foul, offensive, and degrading.

What scares me most is not the sex-for-ranking stuff, but rather how violent the language is. The document is a literal “battle plan,” encouraging treating women in a violent and derogatory manner. By referring to women as “targets,” it’s almost as if they’re animals — being hunted and treated in a predatory nature.


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March 12th, 2011

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