Michael Meckler’s Red State features a bizarre story about a promotion for Doane College, a small college in Crete, Nebraska founded by Congregationalists. Trying to recruit out of state, Doane sent postcards to California students with cartoons showing fictional students.
The text box in the upper right corner reads, “Finally, a place where he could work toward the career of his choice.” Tim imagines himself as quarterback of the football team, and the small box below him reads, “…and also play the field…” What caused the controversy was the text box in the lower part of this split image, which depicts Tim imagining himself the center of attention for three co-eds: “…and play the field some more….”
Faculty and students complained the message was sexist and inappropriate. Red State explains:
A Doane college football player was arrested in May for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
Does “play the field” signify “engage in orgies” in Nebraska?