I realize I'm way late to the crush party on this one, but one of the topics of conversation at the office today was the Great Delta Zeta Wallflower Purge of '07, and I picked up a new piece of information that I hadn't known before.
From the linked New York Times article (my emphasis below):
Worried that a negative stereotype of the sorority was contributing to a decline in membership that had left its Greek-columned house here half empty, Delta Zeta's national officers interviewed 35 DePauw members in November, quizzing them about their dedication to recruitment. They judged 23 of the women insufficiently committed and later told them to vacate the sorority house.
The 23 members included every woman who was overweight. They also included the only Korean and Vietnamese members. The dozen students allowed to stay were slender and popular with fraternity men -- conventionally pretty women the sorority hoped could attract new recruits. Six of the 12 were so infuriated they quit.
So, the good news: Of the 12 Chosen People permitted to stay, half of them were so rightly disgusted with the treatment of the Notties that they left the sorority. The bad news: Six stayed behind. I've obviously never been in a sorority, and I had to take a second to think before I could say whether I'd ever dated a sorority girl, so I have to ask: If your sorority chapter has just booted two-thirds of its members because they weren't hot enough, and then six of the hotties even leave in protest, and you guys are the last six staying behind, aren't you like the six shallowest people in North America?
The national Delta Zeta leadership's CYA can be found here. In the meantime, those last six DZs at DePauw might need to be reminded of a little something.
When the Delta Zetas came for the fatties,
I remained silent;
I was not a fatty.
When they kicked out the uggos,
I remained silent;
I was not an uggo.
When they came for the girls with bad skin,
I did not speak out;
I did not have bad skin.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.