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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Fire their asses
What a waste of time and $$$ Unworthy to be a “professor” of anything other than Stupidity
Well, there IS the Cowgirl Position
Bourdain was hanging out with a bunch of black cowboys in part of one of his last shows, the episode that covered Cajun Louisiana.
Dear U of W I am offended by the use of Cowboy as a campus mascot. First of all the idea of human and cow mating and having a son is repulsive, anti-religious, and immoral. And trip]ggers those students who’s parents mate with animals.
Secondly, “boy” went out in the 50s when blacks complained a 57 year old porter shouldn’t;t be called a boy by a 23 year old anybody.
Third, as California has done and outlawed cow farts, you can see how cows are destroying the planet.
Fourth, milk is unnecessary and harmful. Many people are now lactose intolerant and on Almond or soy. Get with the new mellenium.
5. Cow, beef, get it? Really. Does anyone eat beef anymore. We tried to drive the price up, who can afford it.
I suggest. Snowflakes, not yet taken. Or Tweets. Or something more in line with the modern age.
A Californian living in a sanctuary world.
More sheer idiocy to promote a leftist agenda. Vaqueros were cowboys long before white men showed up in the West. The Buffalo Bill Wild West Show’s Congress of Rough Riders had cowboys from ethnic groups across the world including American Indians, Mexican vaqueros, gauchos from Argentina, Puerto Ricans, Filipinos, Hawaiians, Arabs and many other races and ethnic groups.
Im confused, I thought that naming a college mascot after a people group was demeaning to that people group as it stereotypes their strength and aggression. /s
Historically many cowboys were black.
yes! here in Texas a large part of our “cowboys” are in fact black and are some of the best at what they do.
Gay Cowboys eating pudding.
Gay cowboys are probably where the term
“Cowpoke” came from.
Perhaps she should transfer to Cal Riverside. She would feel at home with the other “Dirtbags.”
You deserve a one day ban for posting that graphic!
Further academic libtard progressive utter incompetent idiocy......
I’m gonna bet she’s not vegan.
One thing you can count on, the left will get progressively crazier.
Being a White Heterosexual Masculine Male I’m rather fond of White Heterosexual Masculinity.
They were SHEEP herders
Corbett Building 117
Petro-gal yesterday wasn't too bad looking. This one?
Regardless of looks, they're both batguano crazy.
WY taxpayers elect a legislature, that funds the college.
Agreat example would be to find a way to defund, and terminate such wastes of scarce public money.
My grandfather was a cowboy, also the son of two immigrants, and lived out his days in Wyoming.
I suppose that it doesnt matter from a historical accuracy standpoint that most cowboys were actually African American and only Hollywood made them white heterosexual men in stereotype.
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