A girl wrote letter saying our new husky logo promotes sexual violence…. Uh yup his eyes are def brainwashing me pic.twitter.com/lDaY8uoRyr
— Cathy Elliott (@cathy_elliott) April 25, 2013
Oh, come on. This has to be a joke or satire. Or something.
Please please please tell me this is satire. http://t.co/SBGC8YXV8V
— davejakes (@davejakes) April 26, 2013
But no, the feminist self-parody is unintentional.
"The redesigned UConn team logo will intimidate women and empower rape culture." http://t.co/bXw9FOqkt3
— _RobRob (@_RobRob) April 26, 2013
Student Carolyn Luby says she penned her open letter to University of Connecticut president Susan Herbst with “sincere concern” that the “powerful and aggressive” new husky logo promotes campus rape culture. Luby writes:
It is looking right through you and saying, ‘Do not mess with me.’ This is a streamlined, fighting dog, and I cannot wait for it to be on our uniforms and court.~Geno Auriemma stated about the new logo change.
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.”
Take back the night … from a freakin’ husky?
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) April 26, 2013
Ashley Judd, eternally obsessed with equating anything and everything with rape, would be proud.
I didn't realize Ashley Judd was a student at U. Conn. | College’s husky dog logo promotes rape, says student http://t.co/L9d1M9I84k
— Kimberly (@conkc2) April 26, 2013
— Neil Stevens (@presjpolk) April 26, 2013
Gah. Feminists used to be so much smarter than this.http://t.co/6wrgJ5D6BA
— Allie Lee (@AllieLeela) April 26, 2013
What the hell……..http://t.co/AJAeBwDTJT
— H (@Tark31) April 26, 2013
— DinaFelice (@DinaFelice) April 26, 2013
While the feminist absurdity induces eye rolls, Luby is trivializing rape and demeaning rape survivors who understand that a stylized husky logo has nothing to do with victimization.
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) April 26, 2013
You’ve come a long way, baby.