As an outsider, to me Rush Week sounds like a mild version of the Hunger Games, an extended parade of exaggerated female theater wherein queen sorority sister is a nightmare mom, brushing out my hair aggressively and rubbing shimmer on my legs as I walk out the door.
And although owning a product that effectively “airbrushes” my legs sounds exhausting, I can understand the appeal of belonging to a sorority.
In Martin’s book, she explains sororities emerged as a “protective league” for women during a time when male students were often “openly hostile” to women newly admitted to college.
“The few who were courageous enough to brave outspoken ridicule or veiled slur were sadly in need of the moral support that the sorority could give,” Martin wrote.
I think the process, as with many things that were once not digital, takes a lot longer.So when an option was presented to me that pursuing limited success dating apps, Bustle's App-less April, a challenge to delete your dating apps for a month, I jumped to it.The concept of dating two weeks in Austin and two weeks in Los Angeles, my current city of residence, was too good to pass up.Martin, the Grand President of Tri Delta from 1889-1893, labors over the history of sororities from their earliest existence.As it happens, when opportunities for women to study arose in the mid-1800s, it was natural that college girls would want to become members of the secret organizations in which men had been taking part since the early 1800s.