School District Overrides Student’s Vote For Cougar Mascot; Fears It Will ‘Offend’ Sexually Aggressive Middle-Aged Women

The Politically Correct gone wild:

School Fears “Cougars” Mascot Will Offend Women

By Todd Starnes – FOXNews Radio

A Utah school district decided not to select a cougar as the mascot of a new high school partly because school officials and some parents believed the word is disrespectful to women.

Students in the Canyons School District named the cougar their top choice to become the mascot of the new Corner Canyon High School. The school is expected to open in 2013.

However, district officials overrode the student vote after complaints that that the word “cougar” is offensive and derogatory towards women.

“We heard from folks who were worried about the connotation of the word ‘cougar’ as it pertains to the current vernacular — in a derogatory manner,” Jennifer Toomer-Cook, a spokesperson for the school district told Fox News & Commentary.

In pop culture, the term “cougar” refers to a sexually aggressive middle-aged woman who attracts younger men.

However, the cougar is also a large mountain cat — that also happens to be the mascot for Brigham Young University — along with three other Utah high schools.

Toomer-Cook said that was the chief reason the district decided to override the students’ vote — even though it was the highest vote-getter out of more than 1,000 suggestions.

Instead, school officials decided to select the “Chargers” as the new mascot. Toomer-Cook said they wanted to have a unique mascot name.

“Instead of going to a place where people were seeing something potentially divisive, go to a mascot that could more easily unify,” she said. “No other Utah school has Chargers as its mascot. The board members were also saying this presents an image of strength and captures a little bit of the area’s culture.”

The controversy caught some local residents by surprise.

“To me, a mascot is usually an animal – I mean, I don’t know how to even respond to that,” local football coach Bill Cosper told the Salt Lake Tribune. “In all my years here, or in all of sports, that’s never been brought up.”

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11 Comments on “School District Overrides Student’s Vote For Cougar Mascot; Fears It Will ‘Offend’ Sexually Aggressive Middle-Aged Women”

  1. tgusa Says:

    Cougars, we had a different name for them, sluts. One of the reasons that the islamofascits show absolutely zero respect for us is we have these stupid women in positions of authority. Not that the islamists would ever completely respect us but having Hillary or any of these other easily offended women in positions of authority is like sending in the school marm as opposed to the marshall. When the Taliban come over the hill just wave your underwear at them, hon. Always remember hon, your strength is in your weakness, dummy. Treat these women just like men and then see how angry they get, LOL.

  2. tgusa Says:

    The easiest way not to become confused is always treat leftist women in the same way you would treat men while treating leftist men in the same way you would treat women. Its only fair. Not only does this enrage them but its sort of fun too.


  3. This is so funny…

    My previous Jr High had the ‘couger’ as its symbol…

    And my Alma Mater had a ‘Trojan’ as its symbol.

    I wonder how long those symbols will be replaced by something new…

  4. Noreen Says:

    First, is this really true?? Second the word disrespects women, not the women’s actions?? The cougar was here first, where’s peta with the outrage over calling women cougars??

  5. Gonzo Says:

    First thought – How many middle-aged women will be attending this high school?

    Second thought (well, tune in my head really) –

    Just’a good ol’ boys
    Never meanin’ no harm.
    Beats all you never saw
    Been in trouble with the law
    Since the day they was born

    Staightnin’ the curves
    Flatnin the hills
    Someday the linemen might get ’em
    But the law never will

  6. Big Frank Says:

    Political Correctness, A form of Marxism is destroying our society. I’m sick of these whining malcontents insisting everything is done their way.


  7. Apparently they didn’t look up Charger in the Urban Dictionary otherwise they might have cancelled that name too.

  8. tgusa Says:

    “To me, a mascot is usually an animal – I mean, I don’t know how to even respond to that,” local football coach Bill Cosper told the Salt Lake Tribune. “In all my years here, or in all of sports, that’s never been brought up.”

    This culture is foreign to Bill and to many others as well.

    These women can’t play with the big boys they have special needs.
    For the most part these teams were named by white guys and these names are a part of hundreds of years of an advancing white male culture. I don’t have a problem with groups or individuals that don’t want to be part of that culture but in the future I hope they don’t march around pretending to want inclusion. Don’t like the names, form your own separate culture and keep away from ours. After all, it was not the white male who has been marching around demanding inclusion and that’s because we really don’t need them in the first place.

    These people have marched in to our culture and begun kicking it around and smearing fecal material on it. They have tried to turn it into an insane asylum and I am sick and tired of it. They call us racists, oh please, the bigot calling us racist, and yet, we still resist. At some point we are going to say that’s enough and demand a divorce. If you want to see the culture that these people represent just look at ows. It is a culture where women need special safe zones so they won’t get raped or abused. These people have no idea what they really want and for that they will get what the world gives them. They seek control over words even as everything they have worked for slips through their fingers.

  9. tgusa Says:

    The fact is ows represents their culture while the Tea party represents our culture. Tea party culture is the established culture of the white male American. However, at Tea party events I saw just as many women as I did men and no safe zones were required but if you listen to the leftist cultural spokesmouths the number one and only threat is the white male. They don’t even care that half of the Tea party are women. The ugly truth is for them these women are unimportant, they could care less about them.

    The left wants to get a hold of the Tea party leader but the Tea party represents an advancing culture and many of those leaders are dead. No particular person is the leader of the Tea party culture and yet every person is a leader of the Tea party. The left seeks to fundamentally change us into something that we will never be. They don’t care if women or minorities join our cause and neither do I. We will take on the left with or without the assistance of anyone else because, well, that’s what we do, its part of our culture. They hate us for who and what we are and for that I am forever thankful.

  10. teach5 Says:

    Like the comment after the article says, “Cougars were around a long time before old ladies hijacked the word”! Too funny. And people wonder why conservatives are winning big in elections…this is what the left has wrought for our kids. Time to take a lot of things back—starting with our language! Press one for English!

    • tgusa Says:

      Evidently Toomer-Cook fails to comprehend the offensiveness of labeling all American women as sex hungry cougars on the prowl for anything they can get.


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