It does, though, show young men looking awkwardly ill at ease as they attend the most serious ritual of all. They are there in order to reassure themselves, to perform for their peers, that they are desirable. And what we are seeing right now is that the support and protection that fraternities provide for the bad seeds extends into the highest echelons of American power and decision-making. There are many disturbing visual echoes, including a grainy photograph of hooded inductees being humiliated that recalls images of prisoners being degraded at Abu Ghraib. Everything, it seems, is permitted in pursuit of this almost feral male camaraderie. The girls in the images that comprise this book are there for the same reasons. Others seem more uncertain, slightly spooked, yet they are there of their own volition despite the heightened atmosphere of male entitlement — even threat.
Michaela. Age: 24.
Men who will become the best men at your wedding, pallbearers at your funeral and everything in between.
Addilynn. Age: 26.
Humiliation, homoeroticism and animal cruelty: inside the frathouse
A sheltered southern girl eager to bust out, I was a frat-house regular by the end of my first semester. Men who will become the best men at your wedding, pallbearers at your funeral and everything in between. One woman is photographed, fully clothed but passed out, legs apart, on a bed.