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A Kentucky high school has dumped its stallion mascot after being hammered with complaints that the studly animal symbol is sexist.
Frederick Douglass High School, a new school under construction in Fayette County, announced on Monday that a white stallion emblazoned in orange and green would be the emblem of its girls' and boys' sports teams.
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But a petition drive launched by a community activist on Change.org demanded the image be dropped because it was "inappropriate and sexist."
It referred to the YourDictionary.com definition of stallion as "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 noted the symbol would be worn by girls' sports teams.
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"What message does this send to our daughters and granddaughters? Our sons and grandsons?" the petition stated.
One signer commented: "Any reference to dominant male power and sexual prowess is outrageously discriminatory toward female students who are already having to deal with sexually aggressive boys during classes, in hallways,...
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