Via Dailymail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3546526/Tinder-offers-scholarship-paid-internship-college-student-kicked-sorority-posting-risque-photo-dating-app.html
I meant to blog this when it came out but things came up. Basically this girl Shannon got kicked out of her sorority last week because she broke some rule by using this picture on tinder and her former sorority called this picture risqué and inappropriate.
Yes this picture. I don't know what I'm missing and apparently neither does most of the internet. In the eyes of the Nebraska-Omaha division of Chi Omega this picture is distasteful, and inappropriate. If that is distasteful or inappropriate to you then just stop reading now.
This is just like in Forest Gump when Jenny posed for Playboy in her college sweater and got kicked out of school. Except Jennnnnaaaaaaay was in fucking playboy in the early/mid 1960's and this was a harmless picture that didn't even have cleavage, or an ass shot.
I feel bad for this girl and all girls in this case. I'm no bleeding heart liberal feminist, but I can empathize for women because they are unfairly judged and overly sexualized even when they aren't doing anything sexual. Like how most high schools won't let girls have their shoulders exposed. Nothing hot about a fucking shoulder. This poor girl is just smiling looking cute AF (I'd 1000% swipe right and not get matched with her on tinder) with two friends posing for their "bid day". A wicked normal, non risqué picture you'd see on IG or FB but you'd think it was 2 girls 1 cup by the way the Sorority reacted.
With all the ridiculous stories I've read of people getting in trouble for the most insignificant things like this you'd think it was out of touch school administers who made the call but shockingly, this wasn't a school decision, it was the sorority. I'm actually embarrassed for this sorority based on their stupidity. They're acting like this girl posted a naked photo online. They're acting like better than tinder when I bet 80% of all girls in sororities nationwide use tinder. I wouldn't even be surprised if the girl disciplining her in the video is on tinder. It's 2016, if you're under 30, single and not on tinder you're behind the 8 ball.
This sorority actually thought it was a good idea to make a big deal out of this. Like some higher ups sat down, talked and thought, yep this is offense worth kicking someone out for. That blows my mind. Man people are awful sometimes. I bet I could go on tinder for like 2 minutes and see 25 girls who have a similar picture on their profile and nobody would think twice. Honestly how stupid can you be, Chi Omega? I hope there is a backlash against you're shitty institution for this, I have no idea who their biggest rival is but I hope all the members of your sorority join it.
For real, how can you not know the internet backlash you're gonna get? It's 2016. You have ME supporting a sorority chick and I haaaated Greek Life during my college days. (Jeez I sounded old saying that, I'm not even a year out of school) This whole story is insanity.
I'm guessing a lot worse things have gone down in this girl's sorority, but this is what gets her kicked out? Technically she quit but she was getting kicked out, it's just like when you break up with someone just because you know they're about to break up with you, save a little face. That's what Shannon did here.
Greek life is just a way to pay to drastically increase your chances of making "friends, get hammered and hook up every weekend. Let's not act like the 840 dollars some frat/sorority raises from a bake sale or carwash for "charity" actually does anything. All the "charity" they do is just to have some sort of reason for these institutions to still exist. If you take away the couple charity events a year most sororities and frats do what is there purpose? To make some friends, drink and hook up. I mean I'm not a greek life guy but I get it, all those things are awesome, that's what college life is all about, that I don't mind (it's the people themselves, but that's for another day) But lets call a spade a spade shall we?
What I love about this that now Tinder has offered her a scholarship and paid internship because of this whole ridiculous ordeal. Who would have thought the most shallow app on the internet, that's whole platform is "You look at picture for a split second, then decide whether or not you'd give that person the time of day" would be the one with the right morals?
They stepped up to the plate. Tinder is helping this girl out because she did nothing wrong by having this be photo as one of the her pics on their app. Side note.....I don't understand what actually goes at tinder HQ, I know nothing about technology but I feel like their whole company could be run out of a basement. It's just an algorithm that uses your GPS location to match you with people with X miles of you, but good for them for helping this girl out. I bet she majored in marketing like every other chick in college and can do some sort of advertising for them.
So I guess this is a happy ending for Shannon, yeah she got kicked out of the sorority she was in for three years, but a free year of college and job opportunity sure can help make up for that.