View Full Version : High School Ditches 'Stallion' Mascot, Says It's 'Sexist'

01-05-2017, 04:44 PM
School mascots usually represent something strong or powerful, something they can respect and wear with pride. Once chosen, most schools never change it, as the mascot becomes a part of their culture.

However, one high school in Kentucky has decided to change their mascot from "Stallion" because the concept of "adult male horse with intact genitalia" is reportedly offensive to women:

According to WKYT, the new Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, Kentucky has quashed its Stallion mascot … due to complaints it is sexist.

Indeed, a Change.org petition was started calling for the Stallion to be replaced:

This is inappropriate and sexist when you consider the definition from “YourDictionary” … "The definition of a stallion is a male horse that has not been castrated, used for breeding or is slang for a powerful and virile man who has a lot of lovers” …

What message does this send to our daughters and granddaughters? Our sons and grandsons

How about a Change.org petition to get rid of Change.org ?

01-05-2017, 04:49 PM
Most schools I've heard of that have a stallion for a mascot refer to their girls' sports teams as "The Fillies", either formally or informally.

01-05-2017, 05:30 PM
In today's world, a whether lamb would be appropriate.

Dlr Pyro
01-05-2017, 05:34 PM
will they be happy of they change their mascot from the Stallion to the Gelding?

01-05-2017, 10:23 PM
Perfect reason for the "Mustangs" - gender neutral