Please don’t pass judgement on something you don’t understand.
I just read an article about a sorority recruitment video that “is worse for women than Donald Trump”–I read the entire article and watched the video, expecting some horrendous taboo recruitment video. I didn’t get what I expected. It was a complete run of the mill plain Jane recruitment video. The article states"It’s all so racially and aesthetically homogeneous and forced, so hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. It’s all so … unempowering,”. When in reality it shows a group of girls goofing around, having fun and bonding with each other to form a sisterhood. Sisterhood is ultimately the reason a girl joins a sorority in the first place, so showcasing that is an extremely important part of the recruitment process. Speaking from experience, the making these types of videos is sometimes choreographed and sometimes someone just pulls out a camera and starts filming friends joking around, sitting and talking.
Do the girls all have on nice outfits, their hair done and makeup on? Yes! Of course! Why would somebody post a video of their sorority looking like crap? That’s not going to attract PNMs. In many sororities, including my own, sisters pride themselves on appreciating beauty, both of themselves and their surroundings. This isn’t in vain or for shallow reasons, but simply because when we look our best, we feel our best. We are confident and ready to conquer anything. When we wear our letters or represent our houses, we are encouraged to spend a little extra time grooming in the morning to look put together. Similarly when I went on field trips in high school, we were instructed to wear nicer clothes and be nicely groomed because we were representing our school. There’s nothing wrong with taking pride in yourself.
Thirdly, the author tells us that the video is lacking : any mention of core ideals or service and philanthropy efforts”. Recruitment videos are meant to be supplemental. They are shown to PNMs DURING the recruitment process. These PNMs are also talking to the sisters about their values and philanthropies. In fact, when I went through recruitment, the video was shown during our philanthropy round. We met with the girl who was recruiting us, talked about the philanthropy that house was involved in, watched the video, and did a small craft for the philanthropy (i.e. making sugar free iced tea lemonade for the JDRF walk when the philanthropy is Diabetes Research and Education). We don’t see it in the 5 minute video, but we talk about the values of the houses for 4 days, each time we visit.
The author concludes saying “It’s the kind of thing I never want my young daughters to see or emulate.” That’s very sad, I want my daughter to emulate sorority women. Women who share a bond that lasts a lifetime. Women who seek wisdom, who aspire to keep their bodies and minds healthy, speak kindly with those who they meet and cherish the friendships they make along the way. I want her to be a woman who looks for ways to contribute to her community and show respect for herself, her home, and her beliefs. I want my daughter to be honest, kind and sincere. I want her to have high ambitions and find a way to reach them. That is the kind of woman I want to be, I want to raise and that is the kind of woman that is in a sorority.
RANT OVER. Please, just do research and find the appropriate information on a subject before you pass judgment. Not everything about a system can be shown in a 5 minute video that’s meant to be an advertisement.
Some interesting facts about the ancient pyramids of Egypt.
-During the fall of consciousness in humanity, the pyramids were placed to activate certain grid points on Earth to open the field of consciousness fro ascension.
-The pyramids once aligned with true North before the poles changed.
-The measurements of the pyramids equal to Phi, the golden mean.
-If you divide the perimeter by the height, you receive the approximation of Pi.
-The pyramids align with the Orion’s Belt constellation.
-Speed of light through vacuum is 299,792,458 m/s.
-A geographic coordinate of 29.9792458, 31.134658 will end up on the Great Pyramid Of Giza
-In the Great Pyramid alone, it consists of about 2.5 million stone blocks.
-Based on the shafts in the Great Pyramid, when plotted on a map and coordinated, they can be found to replicate a pyramid mountain located in the Himalayas precisely.
-The Great Pyramid used to have swivel doors at the entrance.
-There are 4 shafts within the Great pyramid and 3 chambers. In the Queen’s chamber, the walls are covered with salt. This creates a theory that the shafts and chambers would combine to create a particle laser. Also in one of the shafts which had 2 copper pieces attached to the shaft door, there was corrosion on the copper, which means electricity was being generated and used there.
-If you had a hydrochloric acid solution coming down in one shaft, and hydrated zinc coming down the other shaft, when they combine in the Queen’s chamber they created hydrogen, the most powerful substance in the known universe.
-The North shaft had the hydrated zinc while the Southern shaft had the hydrochloric acid which meet at the Queen’s chamber to trigger combustion.
-The hydrogen then builds up in the King’s chamber.
-The energy of the Earth vibrates the whole pyramid which are picked up in the Grand Gallery which could be a resonator hall. There are 27 slots that go up the gallery.
-With this energy building up, it shoots a microwave out of one of the shafts.
-Water would be pumped into a chamber under the Great Pyramid from the Nile River. This created hydrolic pressure which vibrated the pyramid. There is evidence all over the chamber that shows presence of water.
-This means the pyramids function could have also been a power plant. It also tuned the frequencies of the Earth and could have possibly supplied energy to other places on Earth to obelisks and other sacred cites.