The PC Police have struck again, this time confiscating the pronouns “he” and “she” at the University of Tennessee.
Seems use of said offensive pronouns violates Political Correctness Code of Conduct, Section 2, Subsection 3.11(c).
I’m being ridiculous, but no more than the concept of gender-neutral pronouns.
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion (yes, this office exists!) at the University of Tennessee is asking faculty and students to use gender-neutral pronouns like ze, xe, hir, hirs and zirs for people who don’t identify with a particular gender. HEIL HITLER!
As reported by NBC affiliate WBIR in Tennessee:
“Last week, UT’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion released a letter to students reminding them to make the campus as welcoming and inclusive for everyone. This included encouraging them to use a student’s name and the correct pronouns.
‘We should not assume someone’s gender by their appearance, nor by what is listed on a roster or in student information systems,’ wrote Donna Braquet, Director of the Pride Center.
Braquet asked that in the first weeks of classes, instead of calling roll, professors ask everyone to provide their name and pronouns.”
You have to love the response from State Sen. Frank Nicely, R-Strawberry Plains in a statement released on Facebook:
“It seems to me the biggest lack of diversity we have at the University of Tennessee is people of common sense.”
State Sen. Paul Bailey, R-Sparta, also weighed in, stating:
“First it was eliminating #LadyVols. Now this? I doubt if parents spending over $15,000 a year expect this kind of nonsense education from the University of Tennessee. My advice would be find something better and more productive to do.”
After an epic backlash from the public, a spokesman from the school issued a statement clarifying its policy:
“We would like to offer clarification of the statements that have been made referring to gender-neutral language. There is no mandate or official policy to use the language. The information provided in our Office of Diversity and Inclusion newsletter was offered as a resource to our campus community on inclusive practices. We recognize that most people prefer to use the pronouns he and she; we do not dictate speech. We do strive to be a diverse and inclusive campus and to ensure that everyone feels welcome, accepted, and respected.”
Oh, so we get to actually use our First Amendment Right, and this was just a suggestion? For now?
We the people should be outspoken and LOUD about this type of nonsense. College is for education. It is not Montessori where you teach little kids about assimilation. America is diverse, and by now everybody knows it, including Liberals.