• Georgia Tech frat email calls women 'rape bait'


    ATLANTA - A controversial email sent by a Georgia Tech fraternity member offers pledges advice for how to seduce women with the help of alcohol.

    The university is investigating the email, which went out last month. It outlines how to succeed with girls, encouraging the pledges of Phi Kappa Tau to give women alcohol and also referencing rape.

    “If anything ever fails, go get more alcohol,” the email says.

    If pledges succeed in taking a girl home, the email tells them to “Expunge. (Send them out of your room and on their way out when you are finished.)”

    Women on the campus told Channel 2’s Amy Napier Viteri the email is troubling.

    “If they’re not into it, to just give them more alcohol and just keep feeding them more alcohol until you get them drunk enough into your bed,” student Mai Dinh said.

    Another female student said she disagreed with some students who found the email funny.

    “So it’s offensive to every single girl. I don’t think any girl would be OK with that," the student said.

    Most offensive to Dinh was the sign off, “in luring rape bait.”

    “As in us girls are the rape for them to bait, that just makes me sick to my stomach,” Dinh said.

    Someone at the Phi Kappa Tau house told Viteri, “No comment.”

    The fraternity CEO issued a statement saying, “The referenced email is extremely inappropriate and does not reflect the values of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. The written expression of this thinking by a member is disturbing to everyone associated with Alpha Rho chapter and the fraternity.”

    Fraternity leadership said the chapter has suspended the member who sent the email and placed itself on suspension as the fraternity and Georgia Tech investigate. The university sent a statement saying they do not condone this type of behavior and are working to determine the facts.

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