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1401300463 03 02 1401300464 03 9781401300463 15 9781401300463 14 09781401300463 01 BB <b202>01</b202> <b203>Pledged</b203> <b029>The Secret Life of Sororities</b029> 15 9781401300463 A01 Alexandra Robbins Robbins, Alexandra Alexandra Robbins 01 eng 380 EDU038000 10 SOC022000 10 STU010000 01 11 03 8 04 17 18 03 13 04 99 01 Alexandra Robbins wanted to find out if the stereotypes about sorority girls were actually true, so she spent a year with a group of girls in a typical sorority. The sordid behavior of sorority girls exceeded her worst expectations-drugs, psychological abuse, extreme promiscuity, racism, violence, and rampant eating disorders are just a few of the problems. But even more surprising was the fact that these abuses were inflicted and endured by intelligent, successful, and attractive women. Why is the desire to belong to a sorority so powerful that women are willing to engage in this type of behavior-especially when the women involved are supposed to be considered 'sisters'? What definition of sisterhood do many women embrace? Pledged combines a sharp-eyed narrative with extensive reporting and the fly-on-the-wall voyeurism of reality shows to provide the answer.]]


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Greek letter societies -- United States.
Women college students -- United States -- Conduct of life.
Women -- Education (Higher) -- Social aspects -- United States.