Bama Alpha Phi’s most recent recruitment video has been on a lot of people’s lips lately, because it featured hot, white, women, being “hyper feminine,” as if femininity is a bad thing. It initially received some backlash. So much backlash that the sorority was forced to remove the video, put their social media accounts on private, and issue a public apology for…being themselves? I don’t know.
But people are finally beginning to stand up to outrage culture. The majority of the discussion on social media right now references utter disbelief that people could be offended by a group of women having fun.
And sorority women are no exception. At a time right before recruitment, when they quite literally might view one another as enemies, or at least competition, sorority women are coming out in support of Alpha Phi. The original post began in the beloved sorority Facebook group, The Cooler Connection.
And from there it grew.
#isupportalphaphi for making an awesome recruitment video that attracts confident, young women to join their sisterhood! Love from TXST!
— Stephanie Samuelson (@stephhhmarieeee) August 18, 2015
There was NOTHING wrong with Beta Mu's Rush video. It looked like every other video. #isupportalphaphi
— Kristin Ebeltoft (@kaebeltoft15) August 18, 2015
There is so much more to sorority life than one YouTube video could ever depict #isupportalphaphi
— ℕikki Baron ☮ (@nikki_baron) August 18, 2015
Personally know two girls in Alpha Phi at Alabama and they're such intelligent and admirable ladies. #isupportalphaphi
— Betsie E (@Betsiece) August 18, 2015
How about you don't judge their abilities based on their looks? #ISupportAlphaPhi
— Brooke Nemchak (@BrookeAlayne) August 18, 2015
It’s wonderful that sorority women — the women this video was aimed at — see it for what it is. A showcase of the sorority’s sisterhood..