By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – ebay.com.au
You won’t hear Daddy Cool’s hit Eagle Rock playing at the ANU’s Burton and Garran Hall anymore.
The college has banned the song at student events because of the tradition where men encircle women and drop their pants when the song comes on.
It’s after ANU students and B&G resident Emily Jones wrote an article on her negative Eagle Rock experience in a uni publication last year, and has since told her story of the backlash that followed.
While Emily did cop a lot of angry comments, she also received a lot of support and stories from others who’ve had similar unsettling experiences.
The B&G Members Association has since developed a policy banning the practice during Eagle Rock and banning the song at mixers, external venues and during formal events.
On top of that, it was decided new residents would be alerted to the tradition and there’d be a warning before the song plays, to allow time for people to leave the dance floor.
“The new policy will be an important step towards making residents feel safer at B&G,” Emily said.
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