Frat Email Offers Advice on 'Luring Rapebait'

Georgia Tech is investigating
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2013 2:06 PM CDT
Frat Email Offers Advice on 'Luring Rapebait'
File photo of a Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Georgia Tech says it's investigating an ill-advised mass email within a fraternity that explained how to treat women at parties: essentially, get them drunk and into bed, reports WSB-TV. What's caught the attention of most critics is the signoff by an unnamed member of Phi Kappa Tau: "In luring rapebait." And among its gems: "If anything ever fails, go get more alcohol." (You can read it in full at TotalFratMove, but be warned, it's as raunchy as you might expect.)

The frat issued a statement calling the email "extremely inappropriate" and said its writer had been suspended. The campus chapter also placed itself on suspension pending the school investigation. Aren't frat brothers supposed to help each other out, wonders Maureen Downey at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution? "With all those new best friends, couldn't someone warn them that they were about to make a mistake they'd never live down?" (More Georgia Tech stories.)

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