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Deleting lad-culture from Campus
Opinion

Deleting lad-culture from Campus

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the phrase ‘boys will be boys’ is long outdated. Ask anybody and you shall see the eye roll, and the exasperation on their faces at the idea that ‘lad culture’ is still an excusable and acceptable part of society. However, considering Warwick University’s recent decision to not expel members of a severely racist, misogynistic, paedophilic and sexually abusive group chat - this is clearly still a prominent issue. The Facebook group chat was first reported last summer by Warwick student newspaper The Boar. Three formal complaints were made and 98 screenshots of the group chat were submitted to the university as evidence. As a result, 11 students were temporarily suspended, however, four students have since had their suspension lifted. In a lette...