Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Victims See Pink

The narcissistic victim of today must see everything as a negative statement about himself or herself. Not even a color scheme is immune from being parlayed into victim capital: the color is about them and it offends them.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The pink visitors' locker room at the University of Iowa's stadium is making some people see red.

Several professors and students joined the call Tuesday for the athletic department to do away with the pink showers, carpeting and lockers, a decades-long Hawkeye football tradition.

Critics say the use of pink demeans women, perpetuates offensive stereotypes about women and homosexuality, and puts the university in the uncomfortable position of tacitly supporting those messages.

''I want the locker room gone,'' law school professor Jill Gaulding told a university committee studying the athletic department's compliance with NCAA standards, including gender equity.

For decades, visiting football teams playing at Kinnick Stadium have dressed and showered in the pink locker room. The tradition was started by former Iowa coach Hayden Fry, a psychology major who said pink had a calming and passive effect on people.

As part of the stadium's two-year, $88 million makeover, athletic officials took the former coach's interior decorating ideas to another level, splashing pink across the brick walls, shower floors and installing pink metal lockers, carpeting, sinks, showers and urinals.

The controversy gained momentum and media attention last week when a visiting law school professor told reporters she had received death threats after voicing objections on her Web site.

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Here's the link for the article

This sort of victim story speaks for itself.


Blogger kletois said...

I don't care if the heterophobes are is so ghey. Get rid of it! ;-)

Thursday, September 29, 2005 2:27:00 AM  
Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

I take it then that this PP blog shouldn't switch to a pink background for a calming effect on readers, eh?

Thursday, September 29, 2005 12:37:00 PM  

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