Man oh Man! Boy oh Boy!
Word Nazis, PC Police, 1936 Berlin.
It is insane! We are insane!
I haven’t seen this much neutering going on since I had to do community service at the Humane Society.
The Princeton University HR department has largely wiped the word “man” from its vocabulary. The relatively new policy in effect at the Ivy League institution spells out the directive in a four-page memo that aims to make the department more gender inclusive.
Instead of using “man,” employees are told to use words such as human beings, individuals or people.
According to The College Fix:
John Cramer, Princeton’s director of media relations, said the guidelines “reflect the university’s initiative of fostering an inclusive environment.” While Princeton’s language policy for its Offices of Communications and Human Resources, Princeton’s LGBT Center also offers a guide on various gender pronouns for those who identify as “transgender, genderqueer, and other gender-variant,” suggesting “ze, zie and hir,” “they and theirs,” and “Ey, em, eir and emself.”
Princeton [changing its name to Royalton?] isn’t alone. Last year, the University of Tennessee’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion suggested students use the pronouns ze, xe, hir, hirs and zirs, along with others, for those who don’t identify with a particular biological sex. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Writing Center developed an exhaustive list of words that contain potentially biased or offensive implications, such as businessman, policeman, and even freshman, so that students might avoid using them in their writing.
Potentially biased or offensive implications!
Maybe something to think about before you or your son or daughter, I mean, offspring becomes a freshperson and get buried under a mountain of debt for an “education.”
You know, I used to take some pride in being able to offend men and women. Now it’s just too darn easy.