(above) When DU "Bad Boy" Professor Sheila Schroeder was last spotted by the DU Clarion newspaper and on LetsGoDU she was being led away in handcuffs from the Denver Clerk's office after they wouldn't recognize her "marriage" to partner Kate Burns
Since its the offseason and we're a little light on content, we've had to dig a littler depper than usual to keep our audience distracted while we figure out how many days until the NHL Draft takes place. We like bikini's so this litlle nugget caught our eye.
First her marriage wasn't recognized by the Denver Clerk & Recorders Office. Now DU professor Sheila Schroeder has turned her attention to the Coor's Fitness Staffers in the Ritchie Center. Her letter in this weeks Clarion is good for a laugh, considering the source.
I have tried repeatedly to get the attention of Coors Fitness staffers on the issue of their Bikini Boot Camp.
I've written letters and talked to folks in person, but no one there seems to understand how naming a class Bikini Boot Camp perpetuates notions of status quo femininity, feeds into the culture of female bodies as spectacle and hastens serious and potentially deadly health issues of anorexia and bulimia.
In my last failed attempt to get them to change the name of this class to something less focused on body image and more focused on health, I was told they 'ran the name by female staffers' who didn't find a problem with the name.
Had the decision-makers at the Fitness Center attended any of the Misogyny Conference held in recent days on our campus, they might have discovered that both women and men are subject to misogynistic thinking because the culture as a whole devalues women.
I implore the Fitness Center, which does so many things right, to consider changing the name of this class.
The name simply perpetuates experiencing women only as bodies and not as full human beings.
Dr. Sheila E. Schroeder
University of Denver Mass Communications and Journalism Studies Professor