Some people and institutions do take misogyny seriously. Dalhousie University apparently does.
Dalhousie University in Halifax has launched an investigation into disturbing, sexually explicit Facebook posts attributed to male students in the faculty of dentistry, CBC News has learned.
The men were part of a Facebook group called the Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen. The group was removed from Facebook late last week.
I wonder by whom. Facebook doesn’t remove groups like that, and no one else could, so I guess the members removed it.
The university is working on what to do about it. Exams have been postponed until next month.
CBC News obtained screenshots of the group’s posts, which are sexually explicit and appear to involve discussions of female classmates.
In one post, members were polled and asked, “Who would you hate f–k?” They were given two names to vote on.
Yeah that hate fuck idea is nice. Jian Ghomeshi told a colleague he wanted to hate fuck her at a meeting, which tells you something.
Another post shows a woman wearing a bikini. The caption says, “Bang until stress is relieved or unconscious (girl).”
You know…I know of several Facebook groups that are way worse than that. That’s mild in comparison. It shouldn’t be, but it is.
Their conversations also include jokes about using chloroform on women.
The words: “Does this rag smell like chloroform to you??” were superimposed on one photo.
In response to another photo of a bikini-clad woman, two members wrote: “Can you tell me what this chloroform smells like?” and “Does this mask smell like nitrous oxide to you?”
Haha – geddit? Gas her unconscious so that you can fuck her – with or without hate – whether she’s willing or not.
One thing the internet has certainly given us is a much deeper knowledge of how many men really hate women, and how taken for granted it is. Not one of my favorite things about the technology.