What you are about to see is absolutely, unequivocally disgusting. As freshman students moved into their dormitories at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, an off-campus group of male college students decided to harass women coming onto the campus, hanging banners showing their organization is complicit in college rape culture.

Signs hung from the balcony of their house read: “ROWDY AND FUN HOPE YOUR BABY GIRL IS READY FOR A GOOD TIME…,” “FRESHMAN DAUGHTER DROP OFF,” and “GO AHEAD AND DROP OFF MOM TOO…”

ehem36hkjwvta1um7aerClearly, these immature men are doing little to make their parents proud while spending their time at university. John R. Broderick, president of the university, wrote a letter to the college community decrying the group’s deplorable behavior.

I am outraged about the offensive message directed toward women that was visible for a time on 43rd Street. I said at my State of the University address that there is zero tolerance on this campus for sexual assault and sexual harassment. This incident will be reviewed immediately by those on campus empowered to do so. Any student found to have violated the code of conduct will be subject to disciplinary action.

 

 

 

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Richard Eskow is host and managing editor of The Zero Hour, a weekly radio program produced by We Act Radio. He was the senior writer and editor for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Richard has written for a number of print and online publications, was a founding contributor to the Huffington Post, and is a longtime activist. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future.