USC students angered by an email that painted Middle Eastern women as sex “targets” planned on Monday to stage a mass walkout at lunchtime.
The email connected to the same Kappa Sigma fraternity that this week was in hot water after one its brothers was photographed having nude sex on a campus rooftop referred to Greek-system women as “sorostitutes” and suggested that “non-consent” was a better way to describe rape.
The Coalition for a Safer Campus and Community is staging the walkout. According to a statement sent to the Weekly today:
The walkout is in response to an email that has circulated USC‚s campus expressing misogynistic, racist, and classist views. The university-wide walkout is aimed to start a dialogue about sexual violence, misogyny, and racism. The goal of the walkout is to make USC a safer campus for everyone.
The 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. action will see demonstrators gather at the Tommy Trojan statue.
The spoofy email was framed as a sort of primer on how “pick up” women.