IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

TITLE:»ERIN ROLLENHAGEN

 

SUBTITLE:»»PAPERS, DATES:»1994-1995

QUANTITY:»1 linear inch

 

ACQUISITION:

The »papers (donor no. 291) were donated by »Erin Rollenhagen in 1995.

ACCESS:

The »papers are open for research.

ARTIFACTS:

»In box 1.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PHOTOGRAPHS:

»In folder 1.

PROCESSED BY:

Your name, year»Kristen Rassbach, 1997.

 


»Biography

 

            Begin text here:»As an eighth-grader in Ames Middle School in Ames, Iowa, Erin Rollenhagen spoke out against sexism in her school.  In response to the Hooters restaurant t-shirts the boys in her school were wearing, which showed an owl whose eyes resembled women's breasts and the words "More than a Mouthful" written on the back, Rollenhagen and several friends created their own parody t-shirts, "Cocks--Nothing to Crow About," with the graphic of a rooster on the front.  Several of the Ames students were suspended when they refused to turn the "Cocks" shirts inside-out while they are at school.  Eventually both shirts were banned from the school, and the suspended students were allowed back to school.  The incident received national attention and Rollenhagen was asked to write an account for Seventeen magazine.

 

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here:The» Erin Rollenhagen papers date from »1994 to 1995 and measure »1 linear inch.  The collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and one of the t-shirts from Rollenhagen's campaign against sexist t-shirts in their school.  Several drafts of the article Rollenhagen wrote about the incident for Seventeen magazine are also included.