jek_nine (jek_nine) wrote in sororitygirl,
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Greek on ABC Family

I'm not sure how many of you already knew about this, but my school's Greek advisor sent out this email to us regarding the

>It appears that the ABC Family Channel (which I thought was wholesome
>family shows...guess not) has a show about Greek life in its summer
>line up. Go to the link below to see a video of the show and
>stereotypes of drinking, promiscuity, privilege, and hazing that it
>highlights just in time for fall recruitment.
>
>Wendi

>Long live the stereotypes!
>
>The following message was posted:
>
>A sorority member just sent me this link.
>
>http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/greek/
>
>It appears that the "values-based" movement hasn't hit ABC
>television yet. In some ways it si surprising that it has taken this
>long for such a show to appear.



I'm actually very interested in watching the show and seeing what it really shows, but apparently it seems to be perpetuating stereotypes. I feel like people are finally getting over the stereotypes they've seen on MTV's "Sorority Girls" and now there's going to be a new show out there. But at the same time, I wonder whether just the publicity of Greek life in general will actually make it more attractive to some people.

(if it wasn't obvious, Greek life is not huge at my college. I just graduated from SUNY Geneseo, where approximately 10% of the campus is Greek, and Greek life is not really valued in the campus community)
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