A disturbing video of a Canadian University student leaders participating in a pro-rape chant has shocked and outraged everyone unanimously.
A chant that happened at a Saint Mary’s University event called "Turf Burn" on Monday seems to have been a tradition since at least 2009.
Its video was first posted on Instagram by a student and it went viral from there. Though it was later deleted but a lot of people had already seen it by then.
The video shows SMU male and female students chanting to the incoming freshman,“SMU boys, we like them young. Y is for your sister. O is for oh-so-tight. U is for underage. N is for no consent. G is for grab that ass.”
The backlash to the video was severe and when the officials got to know about the news they instantly stated their apologies:
“My colleagues and I were shocked by this incident and are deeply sorry that our students, and now the community at large, were exposed to disturbing sexually charged material,” SMU President Colin Dodd said in a statement.”
Later, the president of the SMU Student Association, Jared Perry resigned from his post and said:
"It is with deep reflection that I tender my resignation." Perry said in a media release. "I believe this action is in the best interests of the students, the association and the university."
Carrigan Desjardins, who was responsible for the frosh week program also resigned from the position of student vice-president.
The fact that a blunt pro-rape message could be simply accepted by so many students both men and women is horrible. But it seems like a teachable moment as the students appear to have learnt their lesson and have sincerely realized that the chant was highly inappropriate.