OT: UConn student terrified by new husky dog logo

Submitted by UMgradMSUdad on April 26th, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Well , it's not exactly the logo itself that "terrifies" Carolyn Luby, but the traits she sees represented by the new logo.  As Luby, puts in her open letter to UConn president Susan Herbst,

Instead of giving ... problematic aspects of male athletic peer culture at UConn a second look or a giving the real face of athletics a true makeover, it appears that the focus of your administration is prioritizing the remodeling of the fictional face of the Husky Logo.

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What terrifies me about the admiration of such traits is that I know what it feels like to have a real life Husky look straight through you and to feel powerless, and to wonder if even the administration cannot “mess with them.”

http://thefeministwire.com/2013/04/an-open-letter-to-uconn-president-susan-herbst/

Comments

Michigan Arrogance

April 27th, 2013 at 9:16 AM ^

you're talking about tyranny of the powerful over the powerless/unrepresented based on race/class.

 

I'm talking about majority rule limitations based in the constitution and structure for the republic: the senate, the fillibuster, 2/3 suremajority votes, the electoral college, and the checks & balances system in general.

bacon1431

April 27th, 2013 at 9:35 AM ^

Are those groups of people not minority groups that were discriminated against in this country? If you were talking about the political system, you should have specified in your first post instead of making a general statement.

I would agree our political system does not cater to the majority. It caters to the minority of the rich and powerful and was designed that way in the counter revolution after we won independence.

EastCoast

April 26th, 2013 at 8:15 PM ^

Isn't UConn most known for its WOMEN's basketball team? Of all the schools that prioritize "male athletic peer culture," UConn ain't so bad.

As for the rest of it....see above comments of confusion.

UMgradMSUdad

April 26th, 2013 at 8:22 PM ^

Hey, just because I like football doesn't mean I don't have a feminine side.  Really, though, I was glancing through the Purdue blog Boiled Sports and there was mention of the story in the Twitter feed on the blog.  So, which would be more pathetic, spending my Friday evening looking at a Purdue sports blog or a feminist magazine?