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Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits. - Richard Nixon
Wow. That's just ridiculous.
If I forgot to thank you in my post, my apologies and thanks in advance for your understanding.
My favorite color when I was a kid was hot pink. My dad made me change it.
I'm torn on this one. I think I gotta side with it being discriminatory, though. There are colors that are more soothing/relaxing than pink. Clearly a message is being conveyed, as said by the coach's quotes.
It shouldn't be offensive...but the fact that it's out there sort of makes it so. If there weren't bigots out there to lend power to the phrases, derogatory slurs would lose their edge.
I wear pink. But I get crap for it and have to be an assertive male to do so. Maybe in a hundred years we'll be able to look beyond gender-related colors and we can paint our locker rooms whatever we want. I think that's how I'm leaning at this point unless someone's got something better. Until then, you're all a bunch of sprouts. Which I'm told is a slur against Belgians.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by die yankees die 12 months ago
Ridiculous. The Blazers for the last few years ran that Miller Paint commercial with Mike and Mike painting the visitor locker room in the Rose Garden pink, then high fiving a job well done. The commercial was corny, but in no way offensive. Political correctness goes way to far at times. Everyone is a victim now except straight white males. As a straight white male, I think that technically should qualify me as a victim.
+1 to all your posts in this thread.
Breast cancer awareness needs to stop using the color then. They are just propagating their own gender specific stereotype. Also maybe prostate cancer should stop using blue. Maybe they can switch?
I can't believe I live in a world where people get upset over a color.
To paint a visiting locker room pink? "Free reign"? Haha jiminy Christmas.
There are millions of people starving. Anybody complaining about the color pink should shift their complaints to something that actually matters.
Boise state has a blue field? Make them pay an annual fine like Boise
This lady told me-COUNT YOUR BLESSING son...I'm like B!TCH..it's after 10am....IM BOUTA COUNT THIS $$$....Fillmoe.
This is beyond the PC ridiculousness threshold. I'm sorry.
Where do we draw the line here? Can teams paint the visitor's locker rooms baby blue? what if that color fades into a lavender color? gahhhhh nooooooooo!!!
'removing a color as an offensive gender stereotype'
That's like a line out of Portlandia, I swear.
The whole rainbow is tied to homosexuality, directly. looks like we have more colors we'll have to remove from stereotypes.
Doesn't EWU have a red field that symbolizes killings and mass genocide...Its a deep red color??? I could be wrong tho!
Better yet, sue Boise St since their field is discriminatory. A blue field might make some of the players uncomfortable with the gender roles society expects them to fill. Maybe they are offended by an expectation that they should like the color blue.
This post was edited by illmatic88 12 months ago
Sexual slurs? Straw man argument or is it just me?
If they had painted, "you're all queers" all over the wall it would be a different story. Stop twisting it. The walls are pink.
It's not about gay or racial issues, it's proven to be a psychological advantage. Pink and other warm colors like yellow etc lower levels of aggression when exposed to.
It's not to call them girly, it's a proven psychological advantage. Whether that's fair or not is another topic.
There is still an advantage associated with the visiting team, not being use to the blue field or pink locker room. The point is, the visiting team has no control over what colors they see when going to another school.
How is the color of the locker room an insult? Maybe to an over sensitive girly man like yourself.
2000th post bitches! Color me pink!
This post was edited by Green Yellow31 12 months ago
You're not very bright if you need his point and the difference between it and your asinine post explained.
Where the hell are you getting gay slurs from?
I guess we just have very different perspectives. Iowa is not "throwing out insults". They painted the walls pink. That's it.
They should be able to paint the walls whatever damn color they want. Is it really society's place to regulate that? Do we really need MORE regulation? Over the color pink? For real?
Again, if gay slurs had been painted all over the walls it would be different.
So.... now you're calling us homophobic bigots?
Really? now THAT is offensive.
I support gay rights, have done so in every vote, have gay friends and even an ex-gf that I'm still close with who is now lesbian.
But, I don't find the color of a locker room to be tied to homosexuality, so now i'm a bigot for expressing that opinion?
They should be able to paint it any color they want but stop pretending you don't know what the purpose of that color is. The sooner we stop being afraid and injurious of people different from ourselves, the better for our entire society and race as humans, and associating negativity with a sex or sexual orientation is at the top of that list. And that is EXACTLY why they painted it pink, because they think it is sissy or feminine, or yes, gay. You damn well know the associations with the color pink and why they chose it. I don't think it's a big deal, but let us not ignore some realities of the situation. There's overreacting on one side, and head in the sand on the other.
This post was edited by Trogdor420 12 months ago
Here is the main issue: where do you find the direct correlation between using the color pink and homosexuality?
To me, that is a VERRRRRY weak correlation.
I think the clearest reason they have for choosing pink is because it is a soft color, and doesn't convey toughness.
Which... seems to be pretty important in football.
You happen to choose to correlate that softness with homosexuality, which is a stretch.
This post was edited by Bensta 12 months ago
Nobody is calling anyone any names. If someone wants to conjure up being called a queer because of a stereotypically effeminate color on the walls then that's on them.
You got George Costanza'd! Oh man. Harsh bra.
Seriously. This has nothing to do with homosexuality but he decided to make it an issue for whatever reason. It's not like they painted it rainbow.
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