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(Des Moines Register)   Today's manufactured outrage: Group thinks it's sexist when a team paints the visitor locker room pink. "The pink locker rooms are about shame"   ( divider line
    More: Silly, paints, Office of Civil Rights, Title IX  
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2013-04-05 06:44:11 AM  
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Lets stop confusing assholish behavior with sexist/racist/etc. behavior.  I think what this country needs is a reduction in its asshole index.
2013-04-04 08:13:36 PM  
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"It's harmful because the message to the male athletes is that it is bad to be associated with any female traits," said Lisa Stratton, a co-founder of Gender Justice, a nonprofit advocacy organization.

Get a real job.
2013-04-04 04:23:31 PM  
1 vote: Full Size

And just what is wrong with pink?
2013-04-04 03:54:35 PM  
1 vote:

plcow: WTH?  Is the attorneys' real argument here that the coach is insulting the color pink, by associating it with femininity?

You have to make a choice here:

1) Is the color pink associated with femininity or can it be broader than that?

If you argue that it is not a feminine color, then the other team shouldn't have a problem with it, right?

If you argue that it is a feminine color, then you yourself are the one enforcing the stereotype, not the coach.

2) Does the coach associate the color pink with femininity? Y'know, the one who ordered the lockers painted because it's "girly" and "sissy"? Then why are you trying to blame the attorneys who come along after it's already been done and are trying to undo it?

/nice try at the concern trolling, though.
2013-04-04 03:23:43 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, it kinda is.  Outraged however is about 3 stages of emotion too far to go with it.  A good old fashion Red Foreman 'dumbass' covers it, and the people trying to argue in this thread that it totes didn't really mean that, super serial.
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