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University of Tennessee Says Stop Using ‘He’ And ‘She’

University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion Wants Students To Stop Using “He” And “She.”

University of Tennessee students
University of Tennessee students

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.

The story continues:

The goal, this official claims, is to make the school a “welcoming and inclusive” place where students won’t feel “marginalized.

Western Journalism

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.



Neil deGrasse Tyson on Race and Gender

A black astrophysicist named Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who heads the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, may be the best known, best respected, and most popular scientist in the United States since Carl Sagan. He hosts the new Cosmos series running on Fox News and several other channels every Sunday night. In 2000, People magazine named him the sexiest astrophysicist alive.

Tyson discusses how he decided, at the age of nine, that he wanted to be an astrophysicist, and his determination never wavered. Many roadblocks were put in his way by teachers and others when they found out what he wanted to be. Several of them suggested sports, instead. He believes women with an interest in science have to overcome the same kinds of hurdles, put in their way by our culture.

We must stop putting obstacles in the paths of women and minorities. We need them to help solve the overwhelming problems we face as a species.