Opponents Protest Playboy Presence on Campuses
Posted April 13, 1998
CHAPEL HILL — Education, not exploitation: that's the message some folks want to send toPlayboy.
Representatives of the magazine visited Duke University and the University of North Carolina Tuesday looking for students to pose nude in it's "Women of the ACC" issue.
Some people are protesting the visit.
UNC's "pit" is often a center for divisive debate, and Tuesday was no exception. That will be the starting point of a march that will work its way toward the Carolina Inn, where photo shoots are scheduled.
Representatives say they will select at least three women from each ACC school.
While there are plenty of protesters, there's also no shortage of women lined up for the selection process. Those finally selected will be featured in the October issue ofPlayboy, which hits newsstands in mid-September.
Protester Kathryn Kooistra says such exploitation tears not only at all the progress women have made, but unfairly depicts men, as well.
The march was scheduled to begin at 12:30.
WRAL-TV5'sMark Robertswill have more on this story in the evening newscasts.