Rebecca Martinson Shouldn’t Be Attacked For Email Scandal

Fri, April 26, 2013 1:51pm EST by 22 Comments

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Tigerlord

Posted at 4:38 AM on August 22, 2014  

I would bet my next ten paychecks Christina Stiehl, the author of this opinion piece (it is very decidedly not an article), played house in the Greek system in college, otherwise she wouldn’t be so defensive of Martinson.

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ea

Posted at 1:32 PM on April 30, 2014  

Rebecca is going to be fine because most people will see that it was a furious and in-the-heat-of-the-moment response to a frustrating situation. Her sense of humor is AMAZING, if she doesn’t find a job in the industry of her major, she’ll likely find a job as a snarky witty writer…and rightfully so. Her email may seem harsh by modern day adult standards, but measured against today’s college world standard’s it is par for the course. Rebecca uses phrases and words and a sense of humor that translates with today’s youth. She’s being punished for our inability to interpret that world.

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Marcus

Posted at 4:12 AM on May 24, 2013  

I literally love this girl – I can’t stop thinking about her expletive laced letter and her sense of humor. I certainly hope she gets hired right out of school as she is funny, smart, and will be a great leader someday (when she learns to tone it down a bit). She’s also sexy and cute so she will go far.I knew a lot of sorority girls in school and they can be stuck up b@$ches, but they can also be fun and sweet – so live and let live I say. Being PC isn’t all its cracked up to be – let’s get a sense of humor and have a little fun once in a while. Love you Becca!

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dfsdf

Posted at 10:59 PM on April 30, 2013  

Also this is EXACTLY the kind of website i would expect to defend a person like that.This situation is just one giant stereo type joke.Its ridiculous.

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dfsdf

Posted at 10:54 PM on April 30, 2013  

There is no defense for her.She may have made a mistake but she seems to have anger problems as well as extreme priority problems.The fact is she actually believes this bull is important.Her personality is ugly.Just like the 2 morons in the comments of this article defending her.It disgusts me.She is the type of person you see in a movie and immediately hate.Hopefully she will learn from her mistakes.

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Rosa

Posted at 9:28 PM on April 29, 2013  

Im a delta gamma and I was not ashamed as a DG by this, in fact, I thought she was hilarious and trying to better her sorority’s social life, which is a main reason those who go greek join. As a former social chair, I know how frustrating it can be to organize and event and have people not taking advantage of the social opportunities you have worked hard to prepare.

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dfsdf

Posted at 10:57 PM on April 30, 2013  

As a former social chair?WHAT does that even mean?What is your life like anyway?Your life is “socialising” with groups of the same people pretending like your ruling the world?Its like childrens politics isn’t it?Except with whores and douche bags.

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Jack

Posted at 7:04 PM on April 29, 2013  

I get where she is coming from. I was Vice President of a fraternity and we had a similar problem. There were sororities that we were excited to mix with, and others that the brothers were less excited about (i.e., the girls were more average-looking). Some brothers would not even bother to show up to these, and other brothers would show up, but act stuck-up and arrogant, drinking their alcohol, but, ignoring them… THAT MADE US LOOK LIKE TOTAL JERKS… It made me and those who worked hard to organize the socials extremely upset and disappointed. You bet we had choice words for them! Not only was it disrespectful and offensive to behave this way, but it really hurt the reputation of our fraternity. We risked that the sororities would blacklist us, and then, none of them would mix with us. Then, if none of the sororities want to mix with your fraternity, your fraternity dies quickly, as mixers are one of the biggest draws. Rebecca Martinson was justifiably upset and sometimes strong words are the only way to get people’s attention.

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dfsdf

Posted at 10:58 PM on April 30, 2013  

Does it really even matter?You have a lot of growing up to do and i hope you do.I don’t want to live in a world where you exist.Change and sort out your priorities.

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Jean

Posted at 2:55 PM on April 29, 2013  

She should go into comedy. I am not the brunt of her email but I thought it was hilarious. Cunt punt? I am totally using that. People get real, this is a real life conversation that happened to be put in an email format.

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Menders

Posted at 11:33 AM on April 29, 2013  

I am amazed that the writer of this story seems to think it was unjust that the crazy email was leaked, of course it should be leaked! When you write something like that to a group of people you SHOULD be held accountable. Have you seen her twitter rants? She clearly has mental issues.

It is unacceptable to ever write something like that to anyone, period. This is the wake up call that this girl needs to get some mental help.

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CaptionObvious

Posted at 10:01 AM on April 28, 2013  

This will forever haunt her, and hopefully, she’ll not get a job until she’s mature enough to handle one. I would never hire her with an attitude and temperment like hers. She seemingly has no respect for her sorority sisters, so I can imagine she has little, if any, respect for others. Not to mention self control. Using words like “faggot” and “retarded” just show that she would be best fit for flipping burgers with little interaction with the public. Very disrespectful young lady. She should be disciplined to the extend of being kicked out of her school. Why not? People who smoke a joint are, and she did far worse than that. Good luck finding a job, you little sweetie pie. Might want to see a therapist for your anger and impulsive issues.

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John

Posted at 8:40 AM on April 28, 2013  

She is a vile insensitive woman who bashes her own sisters. They are supposed to have a bond similar to family. What she said was cruel, extreme, and showing no care for anyone else. She is an insult to the sorority culture and Greek life in general. To the girl or girls that made the email viral, I say congrats that was the best move. From her now, no longer existing twitter and this letter, she is a racist, shallow, insensitive, over privileged young lady. Karma got her back with this, she can’t hide her disgusting self behind her pretty looks anymore.

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CR

Posted at 12:07 AM on April 28, 2013  

As a sorority woman (not a DG though), I personally agree with her needing to resign. Behavior like that is absolutely unacceptable, and only furthers the nasty stereotypes that follow sorority women wherever they go. It’s girls like her that make the rest of us look bad and give the rest of the world the impression that we are vapid, mean girls who spend all of our time partying. Sororities are values-based organizations that do a lot of good in the world (raising a lot of money for many philanthropic organizations), and many sorority women go on to do fantastic things. It’s just unfortunate that this became so public, because it only causes more problems for the rest of us.

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CaptionObvious

Posted at 10:09 AM on April 28, 2013  

Very well said!

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hdjj

Posted at 4:29 PM on April 27, 2013  

NO, she shouldnt have gone off like that at her sisters..i think its a double edged sword as well…i DO NOT condone her behavior but also I do not condone whichever “sister” made it public..what happens within your organization stays within your organization and the organization handles it.
That incident should have been handled within and the organization “should” be respectable enough and able enough to handle it as well.

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Audrey Kay

Posted at 1:43 PM on April 27, 2013  

I don’t think she’s just angry. People who’ve gone to high school with her have said that she’s always had an “insane” streak. This situation could be the push she needs to go and get the help she needs before she does any real damage. She’s actually lucky that it was just an e-mail to the sorority. If this had happened in the workplace, there would have been much harsher consequences. Hopefully she’ll learn from her mistakes and move on.

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tiki

Posted at 8:28 AM on April 27, 2013  

I’m sorry, her letter was verbally abusive. It probably left girls in tears. as someone who suffers from anxiety and has a low self esteem about my personality, this could be crushing to someone. she needs to learn some control. at 23 I can say I’ve never lost it like that at anyone and I’ve had MUCH better reasons! maybe this will force her to learn to be more diplomatic. also the use of the word “retarded” is horrible! my son is special needs, it’s offensive. shes getting karma. my guess is this was not a first time offence. she probably has anger issues and I hope she uses this to sort them out!

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Tonee Rhian Rose

Posted at 10:16 AM on April 27, 2013  

I think she should have to write a letter of apology to each & every person she sent that email to…or better yet have to do it in person either individually or as a group.

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Tiki's mom

Posted at 2:40 PM on April 27, 2013  

Waaaaaa. No one cares about your problems. Waaaaaaa

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Devon

Posted at 6:44 PM on April 26, 2013  

I think it’s literally ironic that she’s criticizing her sisters for poor behavior by exhibiting figuratively even worse behavior. It’s the old etiquette irony that you make people less comfortable by criticizing their lack of etiquette when the whole point of etiquette is facilitating social interaction and making others comfortable. Sororities are designed to improve a woman’s social skills to encourage socializing and being polite and engaging with others and she’s being a hypocrite by using vulgarity and losing her temper in dealing with her sisters, like literally.

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JB

Posted at 3:15 PM on April 26, 2013  

Not sure how I feel about her resignation (voluntary or otherwise). I am a proud member of a sorority (not Gamma Delta) and love my sisters dearly and would have never spoken to any of them in this manner, either in written or spoken form. Then again, that was almost 25 years ago and my how things have changed. We all supported each other and if someone was acting out of line, the president and board handled it behind closed doors.

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