Apparently "stallion" is too sexist a name and a mascot for SJW's at Frederick Douglass High School, who are forcing the school to replace it with something less triggering.
If "stallion" triggered people that much, imagine the bonfire of the vanities had the mascot been "knights."
A petition that garnered over 200 signatures asked Fayette County School District to eighty-six the name since it apparently suggested a "powerful and virile man." How scary!
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' and from Wikipedia… 'because of their instincts as herd animals, they may be prone to aggressive behavior, particularly toward other stallions, and thus require careful management by knowledgeable handlers. However, with proper training and management, stallions are effective equine athletes at the highest levels of many disciplines.'
Of course, the school district caved to this nonsense with an announcement from Superintendent Manny Caulk saying the mascot will be replaced with something more gender-inclusive.
"Since the public announcement of the mascot Monday, we have received feedback from some community members who have concerns about the mascot and we want assure our constituents that there was absolutely no intent to offend or upset anyone. We also recognize that there is support from others in our community to honor the former stallions of Hamburg Place farm," Caulk said.
The students of Frederick Douglass High School – ironic this should be named after an emancipation hero – will now choose a new mascot from a slate of horse-themed options:
Moving forward, we will keep the Keeneland green and orange colors and horse image in the school logo to pay homage to Lexington’s rich history in the horse industry, but we will allow the incoming students of Frederick Douglass High School to choose their mascot.
We’ve already received suggestions of Thoroughbreds or Racers as possible alternatives to Stallions and we will solicit additional ideas from our students before they choose a horse-themed mascot grounded in the land’s equestrian heritage.
Since Fayette School District seems so keen to go by-the-book on dictionary terms, then no better "horse-themed" mascot than this jackass: