Like OMG, sorority life is the life for me

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
Addressing the topic of the stereotypes of greek like.

Submitted: March 25, 2015

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Submitted: March 25, 2015

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 “Like oh my god, did you see what she was wearing yesterday? Like ew! No frat boys are going to want us to come to the party now, ugh! Now I can’t wear my sexy, revealing costume, and be able to drink until I pass out. My life is over!” This is a stereotypical portrayal of a sorority sister. We are just a bunch of crazy women who use college as an excuse to party, drink, and mess around with boys. Hate to break it to all of you “know-it-alls” but it’s not all just fun and games. There is a lot more that come with being in a sorority, but you wouldn’t know, would you? Let me ask you: are you a member of one? Yeah, I didn’t think you were. I believe that all women should take a month of their time and devote it to living in a sorority house. And when I say live, I mean you will do everything they have to do as a member of the sorority, so then the misunderstandings that you all magically created, will become a lot more obvious. It may not be the type of girl that you normally hang with on a Friday night, but your stereotypical views, will change. I promise.
 It’s Wednesday. You’ve survived the first 3 days in the sorority house. So far all you’ve really seen is a ton of girls running around in sweats and sports bras talking constantly and watching Netflix. Wow, I bet you didn’t see that in the movies. It’s getting later, (as in 10pm), girls are already getting in bed!? What the heck, I thought sorority girls went out every night? We definitely do not. I know we are strong women, but not even we can comprehend doing that. Some girls call their boyfriends, while others continue to lounge around with each other and watch Gossip Girl and Greys Anatomy. Can you tell me that you “non-sorority women” don’t do any of those things? Yeah, I didn’t think you could.
 The first Friday in the house is finally upon you. I wonder what these obsessed party girls are going to make you do. Some of the girls are showering, getting ready, and tearing through each other’s closets like a pack of wild hyenas, while others are studying, cleaning up, and still lounging around. The choice is up to you for what your night will consist of. As long as you are with a sorority member, you aren’t breaking the rules we established before. If you want to sit and lock yourself in your room and watch cartoons, go ahead. If you want to dress to go out with friends, take a couple drinks, and come home later, go ahead. Someone in the house is bound to be doing something you’re interested in. I’d say either choice is pretty normal for any college girl though, am I right? Yeah, I thought so.
 You decide to go out, I see you’re letting your hair down a little bit. Nice job! You are probably ready to see some girls half-dressed, dancing on table tops, and taking body shots, right? Well I hope you didn’t get your hopes up too high. It was a pretty mellow Friday night. We went to one of our favorite frat houses, we danced to some music, took a bunch of pictures, and then decided to go home. Once we were home we all stayed up together deciding if we should post our pictures. But, wait before you go and post the picture, make sure it follows our guidelines: no alcoholic beverages, racial/gang related signs, flipping off the camera, or faces that make you look ten times drunker than you really were. That is one of many things that sorority women are not into. Though, I’m imagining you thought those rules never crossed these girl’s mind on a Friday night out, did you? Yeah, well they actually do.
 It’s Saturday! Who’s ready for some pool parties? Maybe we should start drinking now so we can be drunk enough for the party. No, not a good idea. Today we have a mandatory philanthropy to go to all day long. We are spending the day raising money for the foundation Service for Sight, while playing with visually impaired children, and also collecting canned food to bring to the nursing home for visually impaired members there. We help clean up, and head back to the house exhausted. The first thing we do is put on sweats and turn on Netflix. I bet you were thinking that us sorority girls were going to be running around in our bathing suits and kissing boys all day. Well no, that is not what sorority women are all about. When there are fundraisers, foundations, and philanthropies from other Greek houses, we are there 100%. We put in everything we have, and support everyone we can. So is your view still the same? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
 Your month is finally over. You attended all the mandatory events, you watched a ton of Netflix, you went out a couple times, you studied when you needed too, and you laughed constantly. Because let’s face it, with a group of 200 women, we always have some funny stories to share. Your stereotypical views of sorority women were completely obliterated. Knock out! Winners are: don’t go out every single night, constantly judge other women, purposely drink too much, only care about boys, or dress inappropriately all the time. So hopefully, you can go tell all your friends who weren’t as lucky as you that everything portrayed in the media is false. And, if you continue judging us and sticking us in this inaccurate category, well, we just really won’t care, because we know who we are, and what we do. I mean, if Condoleeza Rice and Carrie Underwood let people undermine them for their sororities they wouldn’t be the successful women they are today. If people stopped stereotyping overall and tried to understand it before making an assumption, then wouldn’t it benefit everyone involved? Yeah, I thought so too!
 


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