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Frosh Week Folklore

Professor Jodi McDavid

The University of British Columbia is launching an investigation into a Frosh Week chant advocating underage non-consensual sex which comes only days after a video surfaced of students chanting at St. Mary's University in Halifax. (original story here)

Both men and women are chanting all as a part of Frosh Week activities. Now there's some suggestion that Frosh Week be cancelled altogether.

We wanted to know more about the rituals around Frosh Week and it turns out a professor at Cape Breton University has looked at this, Professor Jodi McDavid joined teaches folklore and women studies.

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