Debate Over Bike-Riding Slapper at Ball State

April 12, 2010

A man on a bike slapped the behinds of two women on the Ball State University campus Wednesday, and when the university notified students, the reaction was not what officials expected. A Facebook page devoted to the "Ball State Ass Slapper" attracted thousands of fans, T-shirts were created, songs were written, and the entire situation was generally made into a joke. In turn this reaction has led to counterreactions, with some saying that the jokes are making light of the issue of violence against women, and Jo Ann Gora, the president of Ball State, calling the Facebook page "an embarrassment."

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