By now you’ve heard of the deranged sorority email. I’m pretty sure we all have. I’m talking about Rebecca Martinson of the Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Maryland, whose profanity-ridden (and absolutely crazy) letter to her chapter has made its rounds on the Internet since being leaked to Gawker.
In the letter, the sorority girl lets her chapter know to sit down before reading because “this email is going to be a rough f***ing ride.” She then goes on to vent her frustrations at her beloved sisters for not being “awkward” during their organized night events and “general social interactions with Sigma Nu,” referring to a fraternity on their university campus.
“FRATS DON’T LIKE BORING SORORITIES. Oh wait, DOUBLE F***ING NEWSFLASH: SIGMA NU IS NOT GOING TO WANT TO HANG OUT WITH US IF WE F***ING SUCK,” Martinson writes in the email. Rachel Norris, the chapter's president, later sent a response to Gawker asking that the article be removed.
As a member of a sorority myself (Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.), I could not believe the content of that message. I was disgusted that Martinson would address her sisters like that – with any sorority, your main priority and concern should always be your interactions and relationship with your sisters first. It was sad to see how much importance Martinson placed on how a fraternity perceived her organization. After I read the message, I knew my chapter sisters (the Beta Gamma Chapter at the University of South Florida) would have plenty to say. So I left a message on our private Facebook group and asked for their two cents. Below are some reactions:
Stef: I find it hard to believe that she was the only one behind this. Even if no one else is behind it, this poor girl is clearly disturbed herself. I’m gonna be praying for her for sure. It’s not normal that she so hatefully demands her sisters to be hoes. I think there are definitely more underlying emotional and spiritual issues going on with this girl to cause her to write that letter.