Pink and the PC Police

Someone in Hawkeye-Land has Pink Eye.

Continuing on the college football theme, an oppressive paint color has been singled out and condemned at the University of Iowa.

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.

Iowa (and I believe other universities as well) has pink lockers and carpeting in their visitors football locker rooms, as the color is said to have a “calming and passive” effect on people. Presumably, it's more difficult to pump your fists and get angry while washed in a sea of pink.

If Iowa is forced to change the 'feminine decor', I suggest they go the opposite route and plaster the locker room walls with Penthouse centerfolds. Guarantee that'll mess with players' concentration far more than a bland pink. :mrgreen:

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Rather than

Rather than Penthouse/Playboy, Playgirl might cause an even greater degree of distraction.