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pwaldo
01-20-2012, 08:01 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2089197/Utah-school-district-gets-rid-cougar-mascot-offensive-women.html

duwal
01-20-2012, 08:08 PM
don't get it, I'm a huge fan of cougars ;)

DaClyde
01-20-2012, 08:11 PM
So what happens in 15 years when the word just means large cat again?

duwal
01-20-2012, 08:18 PM
they should also change the name of the school, Corner Canyon High School, because some might be offended and think they're referring to porn pioneer Christy Canyon

tsjct
01-20-2012, 09:58 PM
Corner canyon? Do prostitutes not hang out on Corners?? They do need to change the name of the school.

OBOMBA
01-20-2012, 10:01 PM
they should also change the name of the school, Corner Canyon High School, because some might be offended and think they're referring to porn pioneer Christy Canyon
pretty sure no one knows who that is

tsjct
01-20-2012, 10:12 PM
pretty sure no one knows who that is

she worked alot with Ron Jeremy back in the day.

tylermckinzie
01-21-2012, 04:11 PM
A little misleading in my opinion- are they truly "getting rid of a nickname" if the school doesn't even open until next year?

It's not like they have a tradition or even a real school yet.

And of course "Cougars" drew the most votes.... as soon as it started getting any attention for controversy, of course everyone started voting for it :-)

Parents and school board need to relax, students need to move on. We had a controversy here in Arizona three years ago when they were opening the new "Campo Verde High School" because parents said the name was "too Spanish". Too many non-issues being made into big deals.

duane1969
01-21-2012, 05:19 PM
Was the school mascot going to be a middle-aged woman in skinny jeans, heels and a halter top? Why would women be offended?

Honestly, I am amazed on a regualr basis at just how stupid being PC can get.

bob franklin
01-21-2012, 05:25 PM
That's what's become of this country!

steelers#1fan
01-21-2012, 05:49 PM
Like I said in another thread, we cater to minority and special interest groups.

duane1969
01-21-2012, 05:53 PM
Like I said in another thred, we cater to minority and special interest groups.

This doesn't even reach the level of special interest. It is just an ignorant attempt at being PC.

tylermckinzie
01-21-2012, 07:05 PM
Like I said in another thread, we cater to minority and special interest groups.

Nice attempt, but this isn't minority or special interest... this is religion :-)

steelers#1fan
01-21-2012, 10:30 PM
Has to be a minority issue if more people wanted the Cougar as a mascot than people who didn't want it. We have too many people in power that have no cajones to stand up to the minority. Come on, Cougar!? It's not like this was the word named after middle aged women who had an appetite for younger men. It was named a long long time ago after a big cat for crying out loud!! Seriously, who are the brain dead imbeciles who are offended by this?

tylermckinzie
01-21-2012, 11:25 PM
The reason I don't consider it a "minority" issue has to do with the makeups of the groups.

Ballots were sent out to 4,300 kindergarten through eighth grade students in Draper communities that will feed into the school. Two hundred seventy-three wanted Cougars, 180 wanted Diamondback, 171 wanted Falcons and 141 wanted Raptors.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2089197/Utah-school-district-gets-rid-cougar-mascot-offensive-women.html#ixzz1k9bSb3HQ

When it comes to dissension between kindergartners and board members and parents, numbers don't determine the "minority"

mrveggieman
01-23-2012, 09:28 AM
I read this on another website the other day. This is another classic case of a bunch of people with too much time on their hands.

Star_Cards
01-23-2012, 09:33 AM
this seems like a huge overreaction. There are a lot of words like this that get picked up and used to define something else. I'd bet that there are thousands of schools that use the cougar as their mascot and think little of it when it comes to the current pop culture definition.

Star_Cards
01-23-2012, 09:54 AM
also... the term cougar, to me, doesn't seem offensive. I feel it's term defining confidence and strength upon the woman that knows what she wants and pursues it, but that's just me. I will say that it's used very incorrectly a lot. I hear people call women who are older and attractive, cougars, but by definition that's incorrect. It's more detailed than that.