Published: Thursday, April 24 2014 5:15 p.m. MDT
"Boy" is the operative word. Why not Cowmen, sir, a Wyoming cowman?
I wonder what race, and gender a letter-writer might be to casually throw around
the term "political correctness"!As a white male, I'm
so glad to see the changing makeup of our Nation's demographics.White males have really bungled a lot of things throughout history, even silly
lyrics to a silly song. Look at what happened to indigenous Americans (The
Utes, for example). There is only one group of people who are upset
about changing the silly lyrics. And they are silly lyrics you know!
The writer failed to mention that "cow" is female. To be truly
politically correct it would need to be "cattlepersons" to take out the
Aren't college fight songs SUPPOSED to be a little silly??It's supposed to be something fun and traditional for the students to
band together and sing at the top of their lungs at games and belt out at bars
to let people know where their from. It's like wearing your school
colors.It's supposed to be silly ... and fun.This
political correctness baloney is NOT fun...
IMO Students are taking themselves and their school song WAY to seriously now
To "one vote" you are still insulting various groups with
"cowman". You may refer to them as bovine directional assistants.
Persuns in the Bovine industry, or Bovine coordinators.By calling
them a "cowman" you are assuming that they are all men, what about the
women at the school, they are not men and should not be called men. Cow also
has bad connotations, thanks to the diet industry, so you can't use that as
it may offend some people with high BMI numbers.
Dismissing this issue as nothing more than political correctness is a convenient
and lazy way to avoid dealing with the issue. If you don't agree
that's okay but the students at U are raising a valid issue.The
fight song should represent all the students. "I'm a Utah Man"
does not represent all the students. The song treats female students as
valuable only for their appearance ("Our coeds are the fairest and each
one's a shining star") not their intellect, skills or abilities - just
their appearance. That seems very sexist. "A Utah man" seems equally
sexist.As one member of the student government pointed out, the song
should unite students but it has become divisive because students feel the
lyrics of exlusive and offensive. They weren't intended to be but they are
now.I would challenge people who object to changing the lyrics to
come up with a good argument in favor of the current lyrics rather than
dismissing the issue out of hand.
Being offended is a choice... Choose wisely
Cows are girls, so cow girl is correct. Bulls are boys, so the correct usage
would be bull boys.
Kids used to play cowboys and Indians.Now they play cowpersons and
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