A viral TikTok explaining the meaning of ‘monopolize’ calls it horrible …

November 17, 2021, 17:29 | Updated: November 17, 2021, 5:38 PM

Explanation of the significance of the horrible tendency to “grab” in the fraternities.

A viral TikTok denounced the offensive practice of “monopolizing” in fraternities that have a history spanning decades.

In October, body activist Megan Maepes shared a TikTok video outlining the details of the grab. According to Urban Dictionary, grabbing is a “competition, usually between a group of men, that involves going to a bar / fraternity / house party. Participants go there with the direct intention of dating the fattest girl at the party. the fattest girl wins “.

“Sometimes they [men] Then once the sex is over, the whole group of men will barge into the room, and they will start harassing and harassing the woman until she leaves that space, ”Megan explained, referring to an article on the subject. by researchers Ariane Prohaska and Jeannine A. Gailey.

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What is monopolization in the fraternities?

What is grabbing?

What is grabbing?

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She adds that there is also another element of grabbing, which includes, “When men are in a sexual crisis, they fuck fat women to get out of it.”

This is nothing new, however. In 2018, Slate reported that members of Cornell University’s Zeta Beta Tau fraternity were placed on probation for two years after holding a competition they called a “roast pork,” a competition in which men “competed to sleep with women they considered to be overweight. “.

Megan’s video, which now has 1.4 million views, sparked a wider conversation about our attitudes towards tall people and how fraternities breed predatory behavior. Some have even admitted to being victims of grabbing.

One person commented, “Ohhh something similar to that happened to me. I never recovered.” And another said: “I met a frat boy on Tinder who kept trying to get me to go to parties with him. I said no because it was really suspicious and I met my boyfriend after that. “

Recently, Megan went into more detail about the despicable practice in an interview with Buzzfeed. “Grabbing is a practice for achieving masculinity. One of the ways that men can do this, in their eyes, is by sleeping with as many people as possible. They see fat women as easy targets.” , Megan explained.

“I hope that by having a conversation about grabbing, more people will realize it and react negatively to what is happening. And so, I hope it happens less frequently. But more importantly, if and when that happens, hopefully people see, and realize, and we can check each other out. “

TikTok comments.

TikTok comments.

Image: @megsforfun via TikTok


Megan said that since posting her now-viral TikTok video, she has received promising comments from men disgusted by the whole practice while others were totally unaware that it even happened.

She continued, “When it comes to any form of violence surrounding sex and sexuality, one of the most important parts is for men to hold each other accountable. To get them to do that, they have to hear this. that it’s even in the first place, and know that it’s a thing that exists and is happening. ”

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