I can remember fondly the days of my grade school. Boys would play “war” and girls would play with Barbies. I remember distinctly playing “house” with the girls and would pretend to sit and eat the plastic meals “cooked” in the Playskool kitchen by the girls.
This wasn’t too long ago, I assure you. It was the early ‘90’s. I mean, Michael Jackson was white by this point.
Somehow, we all survived.
Now, to assert that a boy and a girl must use different restrooms is, somehow, a backwards notion left only for the Neanderthals who don’t yet subscribe to the supposedly enlightened concepts of fluid gender identities.
In fact, America’s lunacy has reached such a fever pitch, a professor has created a “gender-neutral” pronoun that she insists should be used to create an atmosphere in academia of “gender inclusiveness.”
Delusional nonsense by any other name is still nonsense.
According to a document from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, students may be offended by uses of pronouns like “he” or “she.” Instead, Donna Braquet, the head of the Pride Center on campus, suggests using “ze” as a gender-neutral pronoun.
You know, until someone has a problem with that, too.
“With the new semester beginning and an influx of new students on campus, it is important to participate in making our campus welcoming and inclusive for all. One way to do that is to use a student’s chosen name and their correct pronouns.”
The university even helps conjugate the pronouns for different tenses. Some of them are: ze, hir, zir, xe, xem and xyr.
“These may sound a little funny at first, but only because they are new,” Braquet explained. “The ‘she’ and ‘he’ pronouns would sound strange too if we had been taught ‘ze’ when growing up.”
Yeah, that’s why this sounds so strange. It has nothing to do with the fact that we are conjuring new words to change the English language in order to accommodate delusions.
“Instead of calling roll, ask everyone to provide their name and pronouns,” Braquet explained. “This ensures you are not singling out transgender or non-binary students.”
“We should not assume someone’s gender by their appearance, nor by what is listed on a roster or in student information systems,” Braquet wrote. “Transgender people and people who do not identify within the gender binary may use a different name than their legal name and pronouns of their gender identity, rather than the pronouns of the sex they were assigned at birth.”
Or, alternatively, on the first day, we can issue a homework assignment: “go home and take a shower. At some point, look down. If you have a penis, you’re a boy. If you have a vagina, you’re a girl.” Simple enough. It seems easier than forcing society into a realm of moral and gender relativism where everything is nothing and there are no absolutes.
I’m all for inclusion in academia, but let’s start with actual issues that exist. Instead of working diligently to validate delusions, let’s first address the jihad against conservatism in universities- the supposed bastions of thought and education.
If we aim to create a “more inclusive” academic environment, let’s first make it so that those who wish to speak-out against liberal absurdity can feel free to do so without harsh rebukes and punishment.
Then we’ll deal with the confused souls who take offense to pronouns.