Skip to comments.University Of Wyoming Profs: ‘Cowboy’ Slogan Promotes ‘White Heterosexual’ Masculinity
Posted on 07/11/2018 7:46:13 AM PDT by blam
Professors at the University of Wyoming say the schools new cowboy slogan promotes white heterosexual masculinity. Expanding upon the University of Wyomings Cowboy mascot, the school recently adopted a new slogan The World Needs More Cowboys. But some professors are up in arms over the choice, claiming that it promotes white heterosexual masculinity.
Christine Porter, associate professor of kinesiology and health at the university, is leading the charge against the new slogan.
The history of cowboys, of course, is much more diverse than that racially, and presumably also for sexual orientation, Porter said in a comment. But the image what the word cowboy means off the top of almost everybodys head in the U.S. is the white, heterosexual male.
Porter explained that she thinks the slogan might potentially ostracize students who arent white and male. I care most about our university having a slogan that makes all people feel welcome here, Porter added. I also care about us not embarrassing ourselves as an institution across the nation. However proud this state is of our cowboy tradition, it just does not translate outside the Rocky Mountain West.
Chad Baldwin, the schools communications director, says that the criticisms of the new slogan will not stop its full adoption. The criticism of the slogan as being sexist, racist, and offensive simply does not hold water in the context of the overall campaign, Baldwin said. Cowboys is the universitys official mascot and nickname, and the upcoming campaign casts it in a way that we have demonstrated is effective in catching the attention of prospective students from outside Wyoming.
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"Excuse me! It appears that her unchallenged assumption is that there is something wrong with White Heterosexual masculinity. Sorry lady, but I dont agree. I find White Heterosexual masculinity totally normal, desirable, and the standard under which I live. I really dont give a crap what you think."
FemiNazis are destroying the American culture.
There are black cowboys. She is the one with the racism.
Just when we think the Leftnoid nutzoids of college campi can get no more insane... they get insanier. Seems reality is “racist”.
What about the Cowboys of Brokeback Mountain? They were cowboys.
“white heterosexual masculinity”
...not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Where is Randolph Scott when needed ???
Yes, many became cowboys after the Civil War.............
Hmmmmmm! It only appears to be gender specific not race. CowBOYS. Period. Not white cowboys or black cowboys or asian cowboys or mexican cowboys. Just cowboys. Now back to our fossil fuel petro heterosexual uber masculine stance.
Yipee Kay-Yay, Mother F____!
College is without worth.
That is up for debate.
Sadly, “Brokeback Mountain” ruined even that for me. Now “Cowboy” just makes me feel uncomfortable, and vaguely uneasy about all-male camping trips.
What abut the cowboy in the Village People?
Gay Cowboys eating pudding.
Great movie .... lol
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