University Warns Professors That Their Students Genders May Change Over Time

Kent McDonald:

It is almost natural to think this is some kind of April Fool’s joke. Unfortunately, this is all too real. Political Correctness on steroids. How would you like to be a professor on a college campus navigating “micro-aggression triggers” and constantly changing gender identities of your students?  Early retirement anyone?

Katherine Timpf:

This information was part of the University of Pittsburgh’s “Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources” document. The University of Pittsburgh has released a set of “Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources” informing instructors how they should be talking in their classrooms in order to not offend anyone. One suggestion is to ask “students to write down preferred names and pronouns” on the first day while also keeping in mind that just because a student wanted a particular pronoun on the first day doesn’t mean that he/she/they/zi/zie will always want that pronoun because “a person’s gender identity may change over time.” “Zi” and “zie” are provided as examples of gender-neutral pronouns in the document, as well as the singular use of the pronoun “they.”

University Warns Professors That Their Students Genders May Change Over Time.