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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:28 AM

Iowa professor to protest ‘sissy’ pink visitors’ locker room by holding ‘Million Robot March’

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/29/iowa-professor-to-protest-sissy-pink-visitors-locker-room-by-holding-million-robot-march/

Iowa professor to protest ‘sissy’ pink visitors’ locker room by holding ‘Million Robot March’
By Scott Kaufman
Friday, August 29, 2014 14:04 EDT

A communications professor at the University of Iowa will be protesting the color of the opposing football team’s locker room on Friday by dressing up as a robot and marching through the school’s annual “FryFest,” a celebration of Hayden Fry, the coach who had the locker rooms painted pink.

In his autobiography, Fry stated that the reason he had the opposing locker room painted pink was that “pink is often found in girls’ bedrooms, and because of that, some consider it a sissy color.” He believed it would make visiting football teams more passive, and his “experiment” was considered so successful that when the locker rooms were renovated in 2005, they added pink carpeting, metal lockers showers, sinks, and urinals.

Dr. Kembrew McLeod — author of the book Prankster: Making Mischief in the Modern World, about the absurdist tradition in American civil disobedience — claims that rationale behind the locker room is both sexist and homophobic, and will be protesting the annual event dedicated to the man who came up with it by dressing up in a robot costume and marching through FryFest yelling, “Binary code? Yes! Gender binaries? No!” and “Delete the pink locker rooms!”

He hopes to attract at least 30 other robots to his “Million Robot March to Delete Gender Norms,” he told The Washington Post.

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‘Million Robot March’? Really?

By my calculations (thank you Sister Mary Sturgis) Dr. McLeod is short 999,970 robots.

A side note: Sister Mary Sturgis was my homeroom teacher when I was a senior in high school. She weighed maybe 100 lbs soaking wet in her habit and was feared by all. Her favorite punishment was a ruler across the knuckles.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 08:17 AM

1. He may be short a few "robots" but I like his style. K and R

 

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 09:01 AM

2. If memory serves me science gave Fry the idea.

http://www.orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1979/pdf/1979-v08n04-p218.pdf


In 1978, Glen Wylie of Santa Ana, California,
showed John N. Ott, noted photo-biologist, a
Kinesoid experiment utilizing the colors pink
and blue. If a two foot by three foot piece of
bright pink construction paper is placed in front
of a subject's eyes, the response is a significant
loss of muscular strength.

I remember laughing at the Des Moines Register story about the pink paint. Many other web pages mention the loss doesn't last long enough to be a game changer.

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