Student's Video Leads to Debate on Sorority Cruelty

February 3, 2016

A student at Syracuse University, Alex Purdy, created a video in which she talks about her decision to leave a sorority. She talks about wanting to find friendship and support and, instead, finding women who make cruel comments to one another about their bodies, sexuality and other subjects. Purdy does not name the sorority and says she wants to spark discussion about the topic generally, not a focus on one house at one university. The video -- and a related Twitter hashtag, #sororityrevamp -- are attracting considerable attention online. Many commend the discussion as overdue while others are praising Greek life.

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