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College’s Husky Dog Logo Promotes Rape, Says Student (UCONN)
Daily Caller ^ | 1:21 04/26/2013

Posted on 04/26/2013 12:27:53 PM PDT by drewh

The new logo for the University of Connecticut’s sports teams is a terrifying husky dog that calls to mind images of sexual assault, says one student.

The new logo was unveiled last week, receiving mixed-to-negative reviews from UConn fans who preferred the older, cuter husky dog.

But one student went much further, criticizing the new, meaner logo for being a pro-rape symbol.

Ads by GoogleIn an open letter to UC President Susan Herbst, self-described feminist student Carolyn Luby wrote that the redesigned team logo will intimidate women and empower rape culture.

UConn basketball coach Geno Auriemma said the logo “is looking right through you and saying, ‘Do not mess with me.’ This is a streamlined, fighting dog, and I cannot wait for it to be on our uniforms and court.”

In response, Luby wrote, “What terrifies me about the admiration of such traits is that I know what it feels like to have a real life Husky look straight through you and to feel powerless, and to wonder if even the administration cannot ‘mess with them.’ And I know I am not alone.”

There were two sexual assaults at UConn involving athletes in the past year, Luby claimed.

The logo and the teams it represents are menacing to women, she wrote.

Ads by Google“The face of real life UConn athletics is certainly capable of frightening college women,” wrote Luby.

Herbst did not respond to requests for comment


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: carolynluby; coeds; feminazi; highereducation; mascot; mascott; ohplease; pc; uconn
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1 posted on 04/26/2013 12:27:53 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Good heavens, Carolyn Luby. Huskies don’t rape.


2 posted on 04/26/2013 12:30:21 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: drewh

So she was sexually assaulted by a dog???


3 posted on 04/26/2013 12:30:36 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: drewh

Do college women in Conn. get raped by dogs a lot ?


4 posted on 04/26/2013 12:30:57 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: drewh
Carolyn Luby wrote that the redesigned team logo will intimidate women and empower rape culture

Carolyn should not be attending a university in her mental condition. She should be seeking help at a psychiatric hospital.

5 posted on 04/26/2013 12:31:26 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: drewh

‘Rape’ seems a strange thing to think of when confronted with an angry looking dog. Maybe she got groped by a dog once, or something.

There’s no accounting for people who are scared of their own shadow.

SnakeDoc


6 posted on 04/26/2013 12:31:39 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

7 posted on 04/26/2013 12:31:47 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
...says one student.

Oh! Well we can't have that! The logo has got to go.

8 posted on 04/26/2013 12:32:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: drewh

How stupid do you have to be to go to college these days?


9 posted on 04/26/2013 12:32:09 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: drewh
Thge kid is going to be leader someday. Of what I hate to think.


"Rapist" puppy

10 posted on 04/26/2013 12:32:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: UCANSEE2

Bet this Luby gal hopes so.


11 posted on 04/26/2013 12:32:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: drewh

chick has some serious issues. feminism really screws up a gal’s mind. too bad this babe didn’t grow up in the real world.


12 posted on 04/26/2013 12:32:45 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: drewh

Maybe she’s channeling Marjorie Knoller.


13 posted on 04/26/2013 12:32:45 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: drewh

Oooooops, puckered up at the sight of that rabid dog.


14 posted on 04/26/2013 12:33:09 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: drewh

Is this the twit’s twitter account?

https://twitter.com/carolyn_rose_


15 posted on 04/26/2013 12:33:20 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: ElkGroveDan

16 posted on 04/26/2013 12:33:45 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
The mascot is supposed to scare athletic rivals:


17 posted on 04/26/2013 12:33:55 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin is smiling from hell)
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To: drewh

Yup! Looks like a “rapist” to me.


18 posted on 04/26/2013 12:34:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: drewh

Her assertion brings up images of mental instability.


20 posted on 04/26/2013 12:34:47 PM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: drewh

Is that her?

SnakeDoc


21 posted on 04/26/2013 12:35:05 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Got crosswise with a "crotch-hound"?

Proper response to that is kick the damned thing. One of the few occasions when kicking a dog is acceptable. "Leg-hound" is another one.

22 posted on 04/26/2013 12:35:25 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Slyfox

That red spot in its mouth looks like a half-eaten cherry.


23 posted on 04/26/2013 12:35:27 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: John Semmens

John, are you moonlighting under a pseudonym? It sure reads like your work!


24 posted on 04/26/2013 12:35:33 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Daffynition; Altariel; Ditter; Eaker; shibumi

So...who, exactly, sees a picture of dog and thinks of *any* kind of sex?

Sounds like somebody’s got some really weird ‘issues’.


25 posted on 04/26/2013 12:36:13 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: drewh

another Sandra Fluke working her way through the farm system, I see...


26 posted on 04/26/2013 12:36:28 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: drewh

Let me guess...no guns allowed on campus.

Although in her case I’m thinking she shouldn’t be allowed to carry due to mental deficiency.


27 posted on 04/26/2013 12:37:07 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

Maybe she should trim his toenails.


28 posted on 04/26/2013 12:37:14 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Wisconsinlady

UConn Female Student says new mascot promotes sexual assault

Dear President Susan Herbst,
I write to you today as a UConn student, but more specifically as a UConn woman and feminist. I want to first express my admiration for you as a woman who has made it in a “man’s” world, who has faced the odds and done the seemingly unthinkable; become the first woman president at UConn over the course of its 130-year history. You serve as a shining example that even the most challenging of ceilings can be broken, and you speak to the considerable strides women have made over the last 50 years in academia and the professional world. One of the most vivid memories I have of my admiration for your accomplishments was when Gloria Steinem gave you a standing ovation for your successes, along with a full auditorium of students and faculty, during her speech at the 40 year anniversary of the UConn Women’s Center this past fall. It is on behalf of that standing ovation, my feminist foremothers, and the respect that I feel for your success personally that I write this letter of concern and intervention to you today.
Over the course of the past few weeks, UConn has gradually unveiled its “New University Visual Identity Program” which will make UConn the school’s new “wordmark” with a unified appearance, and will require a change in the Husky Dog logo from its current mascot to a more “powerful and aggressive” looking logo. In your Second State of the University Address, you spoke to the reasoning behind this re-branding and logo change, and these justifications left me overcome by waves of anger and frustration. As a UConn student who is proud of my University’s academics and my future degree, I feel frustrated; as a woman student living at this campus I am outright offended. I am appalled by the selective amnesia these justifications display and angered at the superficiality of this Visual Identity Program.
The updated identity package that will be presented on the 18th, like the wordmark, is intended to show what UConn and our student athletes convey every day: poise, confidence, competitiveness, and the determination to succeed in the classroom and on the field and the court.
The aforementioned was one of the statements made in your address. Here is a timeline of some events that are disturbingly absent from this account of the past year in UConn athletics:
On June 21st 2012, UConn Men’s basketball becomes the first BCS school team to face a postseason ban based solely on low APR (Academic Progress Rate) scores.
On October 6th 2012, Lyle McCombs is arrested on charges of second degree breach of peace for a domestic violence dispute in which he was, “yelling, pushing, and spitting at his girlfriend” during an argument outside a residence hall.
On February 11th 2013, Enosch Wolf is arrested on charges of third degree burglary, first degree criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct when he “refused to leave” a female student’s apartment, “grabbed the hair of the victim and pushed her head” and “knocked the glasses off the victim’s face with his hand.”
On March 21st 2013, Tyler Olander is arrested for trespassing in a structure or conveyance while on Spring Break in Panama City, Florida.
These are serious marks against both our athletic program and our university as a whole — marks that, other than a decision made by Coach Kevin Ollie to suspend Wolf indefinitely, have gone unaddressed, unmentioned, and unacknowledged by UConn authorities. What does this timeline say when juxtaposed with your justification? It beckons the question, what does UConn do with marks like these? The answer appears to be: we turn them blue and shape them into something new.
Instead of giving these problematic aspects of male athletic peer culture at UConn a second look or a giving the real face of athletics a true makeover, it appears that the focus of your administration is prioritizing the remodeling of the fictional face of the Husky Logo. Instead of communicating a zero tolerance atmosphere for this kind of behavior, increasing or vocalizing support to violence against women prevention efforts on campus in the face of such events, or increasing support to student run programs that seek to work with athletes on issues of violence as well as academic issues, it would appear that your administration is more interested in fostering consumerism and corporatization than education and community. Another example of this shift in priorities can be seen in the current administrations selection of the new logo — a selection made with no involvement from or consultation with the normal, everyday, non-Olympian student body:
Contrary to speculation, the Husky will not appear to be mean, snarling, or capable of frightening small children! Instead he will be rendered as the sleek, beautiful animal a real Husky truly is.
Well President Herbst, the new Husky logo may not be capable of frightening small children, but the face of real life UConn athletics is certainly capable of frightening college women.
It is looking right through you and saying, ‘Do not mess with me.’ This is a streamlined, fighting dog, and I cannot wait for it to be on our uniforms and court.~Geno Auriemma stated about the new logo change.
What terrifies me about the admiration of such traits is that I know what it feels like to have a real life Husky look straight through you and to feel powerless, and to wonder if even the administration cannot “mess with them.” And I know I am not alone. It is on this note that I ask you to hear these words. And whether you hear me or not, I thank you for the ceilings you have shattered that benefit women in academia such as myself. In the words of Audre Lorde, “this letter is in repayment.”
In solidarity,
Carolyn Luby

http://csnbbs.com/showthread.php?pid=9268780


29 posted on 04/26/2013 12:37:35 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

And I suppose she will find the Oregon State University mascot sexist too ?


30 posted on 04/26/2013 12:37:42 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: Salamander

Takes a real bitch to look at a dog and think “sex”.

;’}


31 posted on 04/26/2013 12:37:49 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: drewh

What a bitch! I’m talking about the cartoon of a female dog, of course.


32 posted on 04/26/2013 12:38:02 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: drewh

If this woman sees “rape” in the face of a cartoon dog, she needs psychological therapy really, really badly.


33 posted on 04/26/2013 12:38:17 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SnakeDoctor
So I guess I better not wear my favorite sweat shirt to Connecticut?


34 posted on 04/26/2013 12:38:35 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: drewh

I liked the old husky better myself, but that doesn’t alter the fact that the chick is nuts.


35 posted on 04/26/2013 12:38:36 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: drewh

doggy style guilty conscience


36 posted on 04/26/2013 12:38:37 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: drewh

Sounds to me like she suppressing a desire to engage in bestiality, so she trying to shift her hangup to everybody else.


37 posted on 04/26/2013 12:38:43 PM PDT by apillar
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To: tomkat

Great pic, LMAO!!


38 posted on 04/26/2013 12:39:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

Is ~that~ it?

The dog looks smiling-happy to me.

Not even a bit intimidating.


39 posted on 04/26/2013 12:39:34 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: drewh

Duran Duran must advocate Rape too

http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=oOg5VxrRTi0


40 posted on 04/26/2013 12:39:37 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: tomkat

Let me guess, that’s dog’s name is “Billy Jeff”


41 posted on 04/26/2013 12:39:52 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

Well, the answer is obvious..like most radical feminists Carolyn Luby is Carolyn Loopy.


42 posted on 04/26/2013 12:41:38 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: nascarnation
Pic's old as the hills, but still kinda lol  ;-)
43 posted on 04/26/2013 12:41:50 PM PDT by tomkat (a nation of spoiled children being 'led' by the very ones who coddled their petulance)
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To: Slyfox

The mascot is supposed to scare athletic rivals


The university I teach at revamped their mascot a few years ago. It went from something fearsome looking to something warm, fuzzy, and (for all practical purposed) unrecognizable. I think the idea was to come up with a mascot that wouldn’t offend anyone. Given the end result, they might have well made a bowl of mush the mascot.


44 posted on 04/26/2013 12:41:56 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: Salamander

She definitely sounds like she has “issues”. A lot of “issues”.


45 posted on 04/26/2013 12:42:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: drewh

Obviously some sort of memo has circulated through the left, instructing them to collapse the system from the inside with a deluge of lawsuits, scurrilous claims no matter how outlandish, and cries of discrimination/racism, thereby clogging up the courts, draining taxpayer money, and keeping everyone busy while they destroy what’s left of a formerly prosperous nation.


46 posted on 04/26/2013 12:42:15 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: drewh

She has one point - there is a lot of sexual misconduct among college and professional athletes.

Part of it is the environment and culture in which they are raised, part of it is their entitlement mentality.

I bet this pitiable woman has had such an encounter and the mascot of the sports team causes some PTSD effects in her.

She needs to get some help for her PTSD instead of taking it out on a symbol.


47 posted on 04/26/2013 12:43:16 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: drewh

Wow... who are these people? What planet are they really from? Because we all know that Huskies are famous for raping women. (do I need a sarc tag?)


48 posted on 04/26/2013 12:44:36 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: drewh

With this level of stupidity, UConn really needs to reconsider its admissions standards.


49 posted on 04/26/2013 12:45:31 PM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: SpaceBar
Obviously some sort of memo has circulated ..

Throw in DC traitors, some muzz saboteurs, and surrendered borders, and that pretty well sums it up.

50 posted on 04/26/2013 12:45:36 PM PDT by tomkat (a nation of spoiled children being 'led' by the very ones who coddled their petulance)
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