Running for student government as a fraternity brother while trying not to awaken a self-righteous digital mob might as well be walking on lava.
Just three days after he was elected to the Student Senate at Michigan’s Grand Valley State University, Patrick Borum resigned his position.
What provoked the mob? A fully debatable claim, one that was made into an entire book by feminist author Wendy McElroy: “Rape culture isn’t real.”
And what provoked Borum to write his terse post?
An “informed consent” survey distributed to GVSU fraternity members, created by college consulting firm Dyad Strategies, that suggests male Greek life is obsessed with dominating women, excusing rape and not being called gay.
Also a member of Kappa Sigma, Borum told the paper he was simply saying it’s “false” that American culture tolerates rape “on a widespread scale,” which is the central idea of rape culture:
There will always be exceptions, but I believe that we do not live in a society where rape is encouraged."