‘Speechless’ Dumps Viking Mascot for Genderless Slug

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<p>ABC premiered their new comedy, <em>Speechless</em>, on Wednesday night, tells the tale of an overly-eccentric mother of a child with cerebral palsy. &nbsp;The mom&rsquo;s (Minnie Driver) obsession with finding the right school for her disabled child takes her to one particular school that once had a Viking as their mascot. I say &ldquo;had,&rdquo; because that Viking was exchanged for something a little less offensive:</p>

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<p>Child: &quot;Dad, I hate... This lady&#39;s voice.&quot;</p>

<p>Dad: Yeah, son, it&#39;s not great.</p>

<p>Principal: Oh, the Dimeos. Hello. I&#39;m Dr. Miller, your school principal, and we are so glad that you&#39;re here just in time for tonight&#39;s big school fair. The theme is &quot;Inclusivity.&quot;</p>

<p>Dad: You said there wasn&#39;t gonna be a theme.</p>

<p>Principal: Well, you&#39;ll find we take great pride in our Progressive and thoughtful environment. In fact, we just changed the mascot from a Viking, with its connotation of pillaging and male sexual aggression, to a sea slug, which has both male and female genitalia. Huh?</p>
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