19 January 2012

PC Example


I've read academics on other history-related blogs claim they're not even sure what political correctness is. They typically respond that way when someone in their field is accused of PC due to a silly, shallow, and immature approach to history. Of course, they're either lying or extremely ignorant. But, just for those folks, here ya go:

Students at a new Utah high school are facing disappointment after their choice for a new school mascot was rejected for one of the strangest reasons possible: Board members deemed it might be seen as offensive to middle-aged women.
BTW, my wife, who I think would concur with me that she is middle-aged, graduated from a high school which had the "Cougar" as its mascot. The Cougar does not offend her, but stupidity does.
Now, if you want to find out why the animal is so offensive, you can read the story here.

4 comments:

Brock Townsend said...

The Cougar does not offend her, but stupidity does.

Agreed. Should be a parody and posted.

Peter MacHare said...

So they are the Chargers instead, which might offend people with a debt problem.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

. . . or those who worship Zeus.

Lindsay said...

Just when you thought people couldn't get more ridiculous...