Free speech an issue at CC after satirical flier is prohibited

April 1, 2008

By Brian Newsome at The Gazette

Chris Robinson would see the racy feminist flier The Monthly Rag posted in bathrooms at Colorado College, and thought it "begged to be satirized."

So he and another student penned The Monthly Bag under the pseudonym "the coalition of some dudes." Their flier was laced with male stereotypes and political jabs and came out shortly after the Rag's latest edition earlier this year.

Both newsletters contained vulgarity befitting a bathroom stall. But The Monthly Bag was taken down by college staff the day it came out. Robinson and his friend, who has not been named publicly, were later told they violated CC's conduct standards. They were not punished, but were asked to use the matter to discuss free expression on campus...

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