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    Default School Fears “Cougars” Mascot Will Offend Women

    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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    as a person who makes the majority of his purchases via credit card, I find the nickname "Chargers" offensive!

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    .....and no one thought of "panther"?
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    However, district officials overrode the student vote after complaints that that the word “cougar” is offensive and derogatory towards women.
    I can think of some school officials would should be picking up the trash in my complex.
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    That's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. Isn't the boy-banging cougar a relatively new meaning of the word? The original meaning is an animal. Geez, it's not like their mascot is a MILF, when the meaning would be obvious and unmistakably offensive to women. I swear, people get so pissed over the dumbest shit anymore
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    Give me a freakin' break.....
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    Redskins, Chiefs, Seminoles, Braves, Indians, etc etc.... What about the Native Americans?
    Your favorite band sucks.

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    Redskins, Chiefs, Seminoles, Braves, Indians, etc etc.... What about the Native Americans?
    U took the words right out of my mouth. What a friggin' joke!

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    Dumb, dumb, dumb

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    I could see a problem if they called them the "Vulva's" or similar but for Christ's sake, to take a relatively recent slang translation of a large feline and call it possibly offensive? This is one of the many thing that is wrong, wrong with the world today.

    Maybe they have a few cougars roaming the halls there and that is what the problem is...

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    Giants...offensive to short people
    Bills...offensive to people in debt
    Mavericks...offensive to Sarah Palin haters
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    Just to name a few...this is so stupid.

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