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Defining Hazing and The Immorality of Hazing By Sororities

Title: Defining Hazing and The Immorality of Hazing By Sororities.
Name(s): Schmalzer, Hillary, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In this paper I aim to question the morality of certain activities that sororities practice. The definition of hazing in this article came from several sources, such as university and national PanHellenic association websites. Hazing is any act that is intended to embarrass, humiliate, degrade or ridicule. These incidents can cause harm physically and even mentally. Research has reveled that when young college girls are put through such degrading activities that they have lowered self-esteem after the activity. A huge issue with hazing in Greek life has been correlated with alcohol abuse. You can see an example of the incident later from a testimony given by a young college graduate. In the article the argument is this, a woman should not be forced to participate in detrimental activities because these violate our own human rights. Others object this claim by stating that hazing activities are good for the young individual to grow and mature. The hopes for this paper is that it will start further research on the harm of these traditional hazing rituals practiced by sorority women on new members. Further research on the topic will hopefully lead to the end of hazing on college campuses all together.
Identifier: FSU_migr_phi2630-0014 (IID)
Keywords: Greek Life, hazing, sorority life
Note: © 2013, Hillary Schmalzer
Subject(s): Political ethics
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Ethical Issues and Life Choices (PHI2630).

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