Ivy League School Implements A Pronoun Mandate While Instructing Students to Report Each Other for Each Infraction

Ivy League School Implements A Pronoun Mandate While Instructing Students to Report Each Other for Each Infraction

The ‘woke-ism’ at America’s top colleges and universities isn’t just getting out of hand, it is becoming absurd, as Columbia University has proven.

While it’s true that there is still some regular learning that takes place there, students are getting an extra lesson in personalized grammar.

In September, the institute posted a video to its “Inclusion and Belonging” page titled, “Why Pronouns Matter.”

“Pronouns are used in place of a person’s name. While many use she/her and he/him pronouns, a growing number are using other pronouns, like ze/zim, ze/hir, per/pers, and ey/em,” the ‘lesson’ states. “Some people are comfortable with multiple pronouns, regardless of their gender identity or expression.”

Here are some examples:

If someone’s pronouns are she/they, that’s just another way to indicate that a person uses she/her/hers and they/them/theirs pronouns. Others do not use pronouns for themselves and wish only to be referred to by their name.

Red State notes further:

We’re entering a new era of language, and it’s one — so far as I can tell — that’s infinitely more complex.

Oddly, pronouns don’t involve direct communication.

Despite an urging for all to pick pronouns of their choice, such words are never uttered when speaking to the person at issue’s face.

The video calls to “many [using]” traditional pronouns, but in truth, no one “uses” their own pronouns at all — pronouns are third-person terms.

And if you can’t tell someone’s pronouns by sight, that may present problems — one of their most common applications is as a reference to people one doesn’t know.

In simpler times, pronouns merely regarded sex. But it seems we’ve all been moved to civilization’s Advanced Class.

Hence, CU’s helping everyone accomplish “inclusivity” — even though people aren’t generally present (or included) when their pronouns are employed.

“Asking for and using correct pronouns is a way to respect those around you and create an inclusive environment,” the video goes on to explain.

What happens if a student commits a pronoun foul?

“This is especially important for queer and transgender people. If you slip up and use the wrong pronouns, simply correct your mistake and move on,” the training advises.

But that said, don’t you dare assume that you’re off the hook.

“Words matter. Even unintentional errors can create challenges. Research shows that using someone’s correct pronouns has a big impact on their mental health and well-being,” says the course.

Besides inventing new pronouns, the woke left has also redefined what it means to be “safe.”

“Normalizing pronoun sharing helps create a safer space for people of all genders and gender expressions,” says the course — because you know, ‘safe’ is a constitutional guarantee or something.

“So in introductions, share your own pronouns first,” the video instructs. “Use pronouns with your name in meetings and on name tags. And add your pronouns and this video to your email signatures, in your bio, and in chat.”

By the way, if you thought that use of these ridiculous woke pronouns is an option, you’d be mistaken. It’s a mandate thing because that’s what the left loves — authoritarianism.

“Intentionally misgendering someone by refusing to use the correct pronouns or name is a violation of the Columbia University non-discrimination policy,” the video says.

It also helps students to know how they can ‘register’ their ‘proper’ pronoun:

Pronoun recordings are currently available to students, faculty, and instructors. Students who would like to know more about how to register their pronouns can visit the Guide to Pronouns in Use for Students. Faculty with questions about accessing their students’ pronouns can learn more in the Guide to Pronouns in Use for Faculty and Instructors.

We may have reached a point of no return on this insanity.


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