-by Morgan Aguilar, student staff
Her name is Shalaya Kipp, perhaps you’ve heard of her. She has her own Wikipedia page. If not, this is one of my attempts to make sure the entire world does. Kipp was recently named the 2012 College Women’s Athlete-of-the-Year as selected by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. Let’s take a look back at why the committee may have considered her the best choice for such an esteemed title, shall we?
-By Morgan Aguilar, student staff
Female athletes have several reasons to celebrate this year, especially at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The act states that “No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
The title’s main purpose was to end discrimination in all extra curricular activities in education. For women, it had the most impact on athletics.
-by Sophia Surage, student staff
–originally published in the CU Gender Justice League Newsletter
Most CU students have probably witnessed people either selling or wearing CU/CSU rival T-shirts on campus and at football games. Some of the CU/CSU rivalry shirts are troubling, due to the fact that they put forth extremely explicit, violent, genderized components of sportsmanship and dominance.
Some shirts simply display the CU icon and state “Fuck CSU” or CSU shirts that say “I ram CSU girls.” Others go so far as depicting the buffalo mascot sexually dominating CSU’s ram mascot, “ram this.” The most disturbing ”Fuck CSU” shirt displays a silhouette image of a women on her hands and knees with a buffalo mounting her from behind and a caption saying “Ralphie did your mom.” By displaying an animal sexually dominating a woman in order to send a message of sports rivalry, the t-shirt establishes sex as a dominating force, which is inherently intertwined with rape.