A page on the University of Dayton’s website recommends that students use gender neutral language, and avoid using terms “husband” and “wife.”
Say WHAT? Are you kidding me? Talk about setting a dangerous precedent. What’s next avoiding the word “children” or “family”? Come on man! Gender neutral language is just INSANE!
The webpage, posted under the Women’s Center section of the website, lists several examples of gender neutral or gender-specific words alongside their “gender inclusive” alternatives, suggesting for instance that students say “workforce” instead of “manpower” and “intermediary” or “go-between” rather than “middleman.”
“Should we be inclusive? Absolutely. Should we change historical words with meaning to PC terms or gender neutral language for no real reason? Absolutely not.”
In addition, the primer advocates the use of “business person” instead of “businessman” or “businesswoman,” “mail carrier” or “postal worker” instead of “mailman,” and “representative” or “legislator” instead of “Congressman” and “Congresswoman.” This is just more gender neutral language from the liberals.
The page also discourages the use of gendered titles for professions, urging students to instead employ gender neutral language or “generic occupational titles like administrator, doctor, lawyer, nurse, and secretary,” because “It is easier to see that these jobs can be done by a person of any gender when using gender inclusive or gender neutral language.”
“As a Christian and educational community, we recognize that every person has innate dignity because all people are made in the image and likeness of God and we seek to create an environment where all persons feel respected, safe, and valued,” the website explains.
“The gender inclusive language [page] is an educational resource—it is neither a guide nor an advisory nor does it represent University of Dayton or Women’s Center policy—and has been posted on the website for at least three years,” the university told The College Fix.
Really? Don’t tell me we all have to use these idiotic gender neutral language or terms.
UD sophomore Piran Talkington, however, told Campus Reform that even if it is not official policy, the website is an example of the infantilization of today’s college students.
“While my university is calling this an ‘educational resource’ instead of a ‘guide’ or ‘advisory,’ they are setting a precedent to start this possible, horrible future where words have lost all history and power,” he argued. “Should we be inclusive? Absolutely. Should we change historical words with meaning to PC terms for no real reason? Absolutely not.”
ENOUGH ALREADY! GENDER NEUTRAL LANGUAGE HAS GOT TO GO!
“With today’s world leaning toward over-inclusivity, this language guide does not surprise me at all. Without a doubt, women and men should be equal. There is no question about that, or at least there shouldn’t be,” Talkington added.
“Nobody should treat someone differently due to their gender in today’s world. But, by changing words like ‘husband,’ ‘wife,’ and ‘mankind’ you start to erase the history and significance of the journey that has been undergone in order to get society to the point where it is today.”
Next thing you know we’ll only be recognizing gender neutral language or gender fluid pronouns like ‘ze’, ‘hir’, or ‘sie’ and maybe they, them and their. Liberals want us to get rid of he, she or it too. Times are changing and the liberals and the liberal higher ed institutions don’t want to OFFEND anyone.
Seriously? That is really too bad, because as long as I am living, third person pronouns will always be ‘he, she, or it’. Whatever gender neutral language, pronouns or gender fluid pronouns liberals think we should all be using, they can just shove it where the sun don’t shine.
In my opinion, people are either born with male parts and male or born with female parts and recognized as female. If you want to call yourself a transgender or tell me you ‘feel like a female’ today, just so your sick male butt can go into the female washroom, that’s just really sick and perverted. Go screw yourself!
So for Dayton University to create their little guidelines for getting rid of ‘husband’ and ‘wife’…so sorry. Husband and wife terms will remain in my world. Time to send your money and student elsewhere people! This is just TOO over the top.
Last I knew, God created man and woman….not ‘hir’ or ‘ze’.