About a week after Harvard cancelled their men’s soccer season after lewd “scouting reports” were uncovered of the women’s team, Bwog, Columbia’s student newspaper released equally disgusting text messages allegedly from the respective school’s wrestling team.
An investigation has been opened into what happened at the school and the wrestlers had their upcoming meet cancelled.
The appalling text messages allegedly from the wrestling team included terms such as calling feminists “b*****s,” using the homosexual term, “f****t,” describing a female’s “fish p***y,” and a student saying “I hope someone actually gets sexually assaulted,” after a bi-annual student “bacchanal” got canceled due to fears of on-campus sexual assault.
The students allegedly proceeded to use the term, “n****r” and “nigs.”
The University has released a statement over the alleged text messages.
“Columbia University has zero tolerance in its athletics programs for the group messaging and texts sent by several members of the men’s varsity wrestling team. They are appalling, at odds with the core values of the University, violate team guidelines, and have no place in our community.
Upon learning yesterday of these messages, Columbia’s Department of Athletics and our office of Student Conduct and Community Standards initiated an investigation. The Department of Athletics has decided that, as the investigation proceeds, Columbia wrestlers will not compete in Binghamton University’s open meet this weekend.”
In dealing with equally disgusting verbiage, Harvard moved quickly on an issue — the treatment of women in society and on college campuses — that has gripped professional sports leagues and the presidential campaign. The New York Times interviewed several students, who were appalled and repulsed, by the scouting reports. Dr. Mary Water, the chair of Harvard’s sociology department, told the Times: “Even at a college with very smart and generally very politically progressive students, you can still have this kind of really unexamined male entitlement,”
The men’s team won’t play the final two games of the season, and — even though it was close to qualifying for the NCAA tournament — won’t be able to participate in postseason play.
The faux reports might be dismissed as locker room talk, but it was vulgar and insensitive, as the men’s team has now acknowledged. According to The Crimson, one part of the 2012 report said: “She seems relatively simple and probably inexperienced sexually, so I decided missionary would be her preferred position,” the author wrote about one woman. The Crimson went on to say, “Doggy style,” “The Triple Lindy,” and “cowgirl” were listed as possible positions for other women.