Fraternity Banners: Harmless Fun Or Sexual Harassment?
This week, students arriving at Old Dominion University could see banners hanging from a Sigma Nu fraternity house. “Rowdy and fun, hope your baby girl is ready for a good time,” and “freshman daughter drop off.” The signs were criticized for mocking sexual violence against women, and sparked national outrage.
But Scott Jaschik, the co-founder and editor of “Inside Higher Ed” says the problems go well beyond Old Dominion University. He tells Here & Now’s Robin Young that many campuses have long tolerated traditions that many people believe are a form of sexual harassment.