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I chose to wear that halter top and mini skirt.
Well meaning morans have tried to change the hazing period with community service and other things.
In today's crueler world, I'd have been beaten, urinated on, and left for dead in a dark alley some where.
so you condone bullying of a person so he can prove that he is strong enough to join your little group
Psychology, purpose, and role
Hazing supposedly serves a deliberate purpose, of building solidarity. Psychologist Robert Cialdini uses the framework of consistency and commitment to explain the phenomenon of hazing, and the vigor and zeal to which practitioners of hazing persist in and defend these activities even when they are made illegal. Cialdini cites a 1959 study in which the researchers observed that "persons who go through a great deal of trouble or pain to attain something tend to value it more highly than persons who attain the same thing with a minimum of effort."
Scary, as he likes to be called, delivers a shock-and-awe approach. Speaking before a packed auditorium of schoolchildren in Austin, Minnesota, he barfs up apples, groans and rubs his ink-stained belly and intentionally pokes fun at the shortest middle-schooler, the bald PE teacher and the "geek in the wheelchair." He explains he's demonstrating classic bullying behavior to make kids aware of the problem.
I can acknowledge that you are trying to bring more attention to bullying... You feel hazing is is bullying where as I disagree, at least hopefully some people here will read what we are arguing about and not allow things to pass from group bonding to bullying and sadomasochistic actions.
Hazing will never die. It's fun and very entertaining to see people in pain, to most people anyway. It's only human nature to enjoy seeing people in pain.
I wish it would end and people realize that it doesn't have to be that way.
And I'm sorry but I just can't believe it has a useful purpose.