Skip to comments.Professor Says Pink Locker Room Promotes Sexism, Homophobia
Posted on 09/27/2005 2:32:27 PM PDT by Pikamax
Professor Says Pink Locker Room Promotes Sexism, Homophobia U Of I Professor Challenges Iowa's Compliance With NCAA
POSTED: 10:44 am CDT September 23, 2005 UPDATED: 10:49 am CDT September 24, 2005
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa law professor said the school is promoting homophobia and will challenge whether Iowa is violating NCAA rules by painting a visitors' locker room pink.
Erin Buzuvis moved to Iowa from Boston in the fall and discovered the visiting team's locker room at Kinnick Stadium was pink -- something she said promotes sexism and homophobia.
But officials with the school's sports department said they won't change the pink walls, which is a long-time facet in Kinnick Stadium.
The color was introduced decades ago by former Hawkeye coach Hayden Fry to soften opponents. But recent stadium renovations added more pink items to the locker room, including lockers, sinks and urinals.
Buzuvis plans to speak with a school committee compiling a report on Iowa's compliance with NCAA regulations.
The report is conducted every five years and does not yet address the pink locker room.
They hired the dingbat, now they have to deal with her.
A pink controversy
A University of Iowa law professor says she received death threats after telling a television reporter that the pink visitors' locker rooms at Kinnick Stadium promote sexism and homophobia.
Erin Buzuvis said she and several "friends, colleagues and neighbors" have been concerned for months about the message behind the locker rooms.
The color scheme, expanded in a recent remodeling, got its start in the 1970s as part of football coach Hayden Fry's effort to soften and distract opponents.
After Buzuvis made her comments Thursday to a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, reporter, she began to feel the wrath of the Hawkeye faithful. The angry electronic messages numbered more than 75 by Friday afternoon.
"I did not wake up (Thursday) with a plan to discuss pink locker rooms," Buzuvis said. "I don't want any more hate mail. This has got to stop."
"With a pink locker room, you're saying that, 'You are a girlie man. You are weak, like a girl,' " Buzuvis said. "That implies that girls are non-dominant, therefore lesser. And that is offensive."
Law professor Jill Gaulding said the issue also is a sore spot among members of the women's hockey team, and she has heard similar complaints from others on campus and around town.
Pretty much sums it up...
So by extension...
Everyone who has a pink bathroom is a homophobe.
Little girls who love pink are homophobes.
I think Erin Buzavis has a serious problem with the color pink.
I wonder what would happen if homosexuals and liberal activists ever found themselves with a lack of something to complain about. They would probably lose every reason to live.
For the love of Pete! When will the idiocy end? What, the gays own the color pink now?
Let me guess. Erin's favorite color isn't pink, she thinks makeup is yucky and doesn't shave her pits. I wonder if Erin likes boys . . . .
the only thing we don't have enough of against these homo's is,,,, electrodes, very high voltage electrodes
Sump'in tells me that Erin only likes boys who 'like boys' ... so to speak.
Moonbat Medea and Code Pink?
I like pink. It makes me want to rip out someone's lungs.
So what's the problem?
Hayden Fry's, didn't he go to Hollywood and make a big hit comedy series?
a report on Iowa's compliance with NCAA regulations.
Maybe the 'regulations' state that the locker rooms 'must be decorated in tasteful colors so as not to offend the opposing team'. What a bunck of garbage.
Our schools' time-out rooms for children who were acting out were painted hot pink for the calming effect. Homophobia wasn't part of the equation AT ALL.
I nipped on over to the UI law school website but didn't see Erin listed w/ the faculty. Perhaps she's too new to appear yet???
It is ludicrous that this professor would make this statement without looking at the reasons why the locker rooms were painted pink in the first place. This is further proof that some of these folks have no business being in a position to teach and influence our youth. This is the perfect example of stupidity in action.
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