Colorado College: Students Found Guilty for Satirical Flyer

Category: Cases, Free Speech
Schools: Colorado College

Two male students were found responsible for violating the school’s "violence" policy for posting a flyer that parodied a flyer from the Feminist and Gender Studies program. Colorado College’s "Feminist and Gender Studies Interns" had distributed a flyer called "The Monthly Rag," which included a reference to "male castration," an announcement about a lecture on "feminist porn," and an explanation of "packing" (pretending to have a phallus). As a parody of "The Monthly Rag," the two male students distributed a flyer called "The Monthly Bag" under the pseudonym "Coalition of Some Dudes." The flyer included references to "tough guy wisdom," "chainsaw etiquette," the shooting range of a sniper rifle, and a quotation about "female violence and abuse" of men from the website The college subjected them to an hours-long hearing and found them responsible because of their "juxtaposition of weaponry and sexuality" on their flyer. Disciplinary letters were placed in their official files.

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April 16, 2008 | Read More