BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A University of Vermont fraternity suspended over a survey that asked members who they would like to rape is getting a visit from a representative of the fraternity's national headquarters. The national Sigma Phi Epsilon organization says in a statement that is has instructed the chapter to cease all operation, pending further investigation. It says that any behavior that demeans women is not tolerated...Officials say a student reported the survey to the university over the weekend. School officials contacted the national fraternity and police to determine if any crimes have been committed.
First off, people like this who think its acceptable to ask a question like this have a special place reserved in hell for them, even if I don't believe in hell. This kind of bullshit is totally uncalled for and needs to stop. Obviously rape and sexual assault is out of control and out of hand, but this sort of language needs to stop as well. Now.
Second, this got me wondering if indeed any crime was committed. The first amendment of the constitution does not protect language that incites violence. Which makes me wonder, does this fraternity's survey language incite violence? Or is it just idiotic but protected free speech? What do you think? I'm actually undecided on this one.
Regardless of whether or not this is criminal speech, this students should be expelled and the fraternity needs to be shut down.
What are your thoughts on this matter?