One Utah school district believes a cougar mascot would be insensitive to women.
It may be true that in today’s popular culture, that the term “Cougar” has a brand new meaning. But it still maintains its original meaning as well. And when most of us hear the word “Cougar”, we think of a large cat as opposed to an older woman trying to attract younger men.
Not so for principal Mary Bailey and The Canyons School District in Utah. They believe a cougar mascot would be insensitive to women. They overrode the student’s top choice of a cougar mascot for their school because they said it carries an ugly connotation that is disrespectful to women. At the same time, the Washington State Cougars are selling personalized “Cougar” license plates to support their teams in conjunction with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Are we now so PC that team names and mascots must also bend to feminist pressure of the absurd? We sure hope Zippy the Kangaroo — mascot (female) of University of Akron doesn’t get benched as a flasher.