RE: [Scientific American] Gender Gap in Computer Science continue

Tim Byars (
Thu, 6 Aug 1998 14:46:29 -0700

At 2:14 PM -0700 8/6/98, Lisa Lippert (Dusseault) (Exchange) came up with this:

> >I saw a piece on television about this ritual that the navy has... When
> >you cross the equator for the first time, you go through this hazing
> >ceremony where you're made to dress in embarrassing clothes, you get
> >smacked in the butt with pieces of hose and you're made to do things you
> >ordinarily wouldn't. The emphasis in the story was on several women who
> >took part and then felt themselves to be humiliated and offended.

Reminds me of the prison joke.

"See that hole there, any day of the week except for Thursday you can get a
blow job just by walking up to it"
'Why not on Thursday?'
"That's your day your behind the hole"

> During frosh week, many engineering students undergo a hazing ritual to
> get handed a hard hat. I was sprayed with purple dye while running down
> a gauntlet of older engineering students, then I had to crawl under ropes
> through a mud pit, then kneel at the end and say something ritually mildly
> humuliating to get the hard hat. Rituals like these promote camaraderie,
> a sense that we're all in it together, so many organizations have some
> kind of hazing or ceremony to create that sense.

YES!!!! Just add you were naked and it's a perfect story.



Don't go lookin' for snakes you might find them. ...Metallica

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