University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion Wants Students To Stop Using “He” And “She.”
The University of Tennessee has a new scheme to cure what ails a world filled with “homophobia” and gender confusions by ordering staff and students to stop using the words “he” and “she” and instead use fantasy pronouns like “xe,” “zir,” and “xyr.”
As the new school year gears up, university students are already finding that indoctrination instead of education is on tap at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where some 27,000 students are discovering the new speech codes are being pushed by a “gay rights official” at the school.
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The goal, this official claims, is to make the school a “welcoming and inclusive” place where students won’t feel “marginalized.
I’m all in favor of welcoming all genders — however many of them you think here are — and treating them equally. All are welcome here, I assure you. In fact, I’ve already stood up to be counted a time or two. Here, for example. I don’t have enough readers that I can afford to be picky. But I’m not sure I can remember to refer to you as “ze, hir, hirs, and xe, xem, xyr.”
Sorry. I just don’t think that’s necessary; and I refuse to let it take up good space in my teeny, little braincase.
So what does this have to do with science or skepticism? Hellifino! I guess I’m skeptical it’s going to do anything but make people laugh at places of education even more, and we don’t need that.
“It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” State Senator Mae Beavers, (R-17th District) said. “If you must interview a student before you greet the student, that’s not acceptance — that’s just absurd.” You know? For a politician that
woman xoman zoman … that person has brains.