Initiation rituals, humiliating and sometimes downright deadly acts required of individuals seeking to be accepted into a group, are known as “hazing.” But it’s perfectly clear that these stunts can cause short-term and life-long physical and emotional harm.
Athletic teams, high school social clubs, college sororities and fraternities . . . these are some of the groups known to subject wannabes or newbies to hazing, often concentrated in a short period of time called “hell week.” Sadly, the damage can last a lot longer than that.… [Read more]