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Female Ivy League Students’ Debauchery Exposed

Apparently, some of today’s best and brightest female college students don’t mind eating live goldfish and chowing down dog food so they can hang out with the guys and get wasted on alcohol.

That’s one part of a feature article published in The Atlantic on Thursday that detailed some of the debauchery and shenanigans that go on at Princeton University’s infamous eating club “Tiger Inn.”

Eating clubs, which have been co-ed for about two decades, are described as similar to fraternities, complete with hazing rituals and membership. Tiger Inn has gained a reputation as the “Animal House” of eating clubs, off campus homes in which students don’t live, but visit to eat, drink, study, hang out and party.

The article was written by Princeton senior Caroline Kitchener and it pointed out that: as of late it seems more girls than guys aim to gain membership to the club; once in, these girls often get wasted on alcohol, and it’s not unheard of for them to brag about passing out or not remember the previous night.

The ladies of Tiger Inn can be found amongst guys who strum their naked penises or say things like “tits for beer,” according to the article, which pointed out these talented and ambitious young women apparently enjoy this atmosphere because they say there’s no expectations or pressure to be feminine and proper.

Here’s the highlight reel:

Walk down Prospect Avenue in Princeton, New Jersey on the first Sunday in February, and you’ll find a horde of shivering college sophomores huddled together on a front lawn, smeared in ketchup, maple syrup, and egg yolk. They’re organized into stations: one group choking down live goldfish, the other pounding out push-ups as senior members shovel dog food into their mouths.

These are the students trying to win membership at Tiger Inn (or TI), widely known as the frattiest and hardest-drinking of Princeton University’s 11 eating clubs — exclusive institutions similar to co-ed fraternities. This group is loud, unafraid, and endowed with a collectively remarkable gag reflex. But the most striking thing about the students standing on this lawn? Most of them are girls. …

I’m a student at Princeton, and before I even arrived on campus my freshman year, I heard the Tiger Inn stories: competitive projectile vomiting, harmonious chanting of “tits for beer,” and naked guys standing on tables while strumming their “penis guitars.” I looked on–kind of horrified, but also transfixed. …

(During recaps of weekend revelry) “Girls can say, ‘Last night I blacked out somewhere,’ or ‘I woke up somewhere,'” a recent female TI graduate said. “No one cares.”

The article does an excellent job of pointing out the copious amounts of alcohol that fuels this eating club’s party atmosphere and citing stats which find female college students now binge drink more often than their male counterparts.

Reaction to the piece has emerged via a write up on the feminism website Jezebel that defended the girls’ decision to join, saying sororities “suck,” and that “equal opportunity for women to succeed means equal opportunities to act like liver-shredding idiots.”

Jezebel writer Erin Gloria Ryan goes on to claim these girls are content with their decisions:

“When college women are free to do what they want, some of them are going to want to behave like college jackasses. They’re going to drink, swear, hook up sloppily and indiscriminately, barf in the streets, and generally act like boorish male characters in straight-to-DVD sex comedies. Oh, and one more thing: despite what an entire subgenre of concernmongering Little Girls Lost trend pieces on the phenomenon might have you think, they’re perfectly happy.”

Readers, we invite you to share your thoughts on our comments section below:

Are these college ladies just modern gals who need to blow off steam and be one of the guys, or are they desperate, misguided souls who seek acceptance and gratification in all the wrong places?

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  • Kathy Bacon Strange

    Whatever their reasons for, they certainly lack basic self-respect.

  • Sam L.

    The Stupid is strong in these ones.

  • Barbara Mary-lyn Shames Paine

    I believe they will truly regret trying to act like the bad-mannered (to put it mildly) guys they are imitating. This is one college behavior that could turn around and bite them in the ass later on in life.

    • Toby May

      What these girls don’t seem to understand is that they are competing against totally false and stereotypical supposed male behavior- except that only a few idiot guys actually behave that way.

      These girls have been tricked by feminist penis-envy into thinking that that behavior is “freedom”.

      They’re shirking any responsibility as women in order to behave the way they’ve been brainwashed into thinking that college guys do.

      • Rocky Mountain

        Feminism really started to take off when I was in college in the sixties. I distinctly remember that one of the tenants of feminism – at least then – was that male behavior was something to be condemned and that a new model or standard for women was to be developed in opposition to both what males expected of women and in condemnation of the kind of chest thumping, rampaging behavior that seemed prevalent at the time. Now it appears to be prevalent and worse by both sexes.

        • Was somebody renting feminism? How does one inhabit an idea?

          • Rocky Mountain

            Always great to have a “Teacher by vocation Blogger by necessity Writer by avocation” point out one of my spelling errors rather than focus on the content. I guess that’s the price I pay – making a spelling error – for attempting to post at 4:30AM. But I suppose Howard Zinn never made a spelling error while cranking out his Amerikan history.

          • I’m sure I find these women’s conduct as deplorable as you do. But part of what college is all about is having the right to experiment and make jackasses of ourselves and to learn from those experiences. When I think of how wound up and anal retentive (quite literally so) I was during my college years because I was such a straight laced kid who wouldn’t experiment, and how depressed I became because of it, and how it probably retarded my emotional and social development for years, I have to say to myself so what, this too shall pass. But what does Howard Zinn have to do with any of it? Is he simply the new bugaboo of the young repugs at prayer?

  • hughman

    What “exposure”? There wasn’t anything secretive about what the club does. And girls doing it is no worse than boys who do the same thing. It’s mainly a reaction to the gender stereotyping that women have to endure, as exemplified by this “article”.

    • Toby May

      “endure” gender stereotyping?

      Ohh…the huMANity…

    • Cris S

      We have also free will guided by our belief system; behavior is not just “reaction” – we are not animals.

  • qazxcv

    college students are worse than lemmings and dumb ashorssht