Facebook says: Move bitch! Get out the way!
Written by Bwog Staff
Facebook whistle-blower Jon Ricci, who claims not to be affiliated with Columbia University, has outed the 31 members of Columbia Facebook group “Put Up or Shut Up.” Ricci sent an email to Columbia’s powers-that-be about those 30 men and one confused woman who advocate delivering “ovary punches, rabbit kicks, and haymakers” to those bossy females who coo instructions from the sidelines of an ass-kicking.
According to an e-mail from Tony Roman of Alumni Relations, sent to Bwog by an anonymous tipster, Ricci’s message has been forwarded to Student Affairs, which has promised to “look into” the allegations.
Bwog reserves judgement.
Full text of the e-mail from Ricci after the jump.
My e-mail does not come as a joke, nor was it sent maliciously. I am sending this e-mail to make you aware of something that should be wholly-offensive and morally reprehensible, because your students are directly involved.
By now you are all aware of Facebook.com, the academic social network that allows students across the globe to connect, which is by and large used for platonic and professional networking. However, Columbia students have created a “group” called “Put Up or Shut Up.”
I have copied and pasted the description directly from the group, since most of you are probably unable to access the site without a username and password:
New Rule: If two dudes are fighting and a female bystander says something like, “Fuck yea, kick his ass,” that chick is considered a combatant. Ovary punches, rabbit kicks, and haymakers are more than fair game. If you’re a chick and you have no concept of what it means to be hit in the face, keep your fucking trap shut… put up, or shut up.
Additionally, the group’s picture is a man kneeling beside a woman that is laid out on her back on the side-walk, choking her as another man walks away.
I am in no way associated with Columbia. This was sent to me by a friend, and I think it would be unconscionable to let this group remain and its members go without some kind of consequence. I work with domestic violence and creating awareness around such a foul epidemic, and I think this is disgusting, even if the students meant it with humor. It is not funny.
Every 15 seconds a woman is abused is this country, and your students are adding to the problem. Specifically, your baseball team, Inter-Greek counsel, and Zbt Delta.
I did not blind copy the recipients of this e-mail because you should all be aware of who is receiving it… Professors, General Counsel, Executive Branch and Board, Alumni Relations. There needs to be a sense of responsibility to each other on this matter, and so you should all be aware of who is involved in receiving this information.
Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2200445013
Please do something about it. I sincerely doubt beating women complies with Columbia’s moral code.