Starting with a silly premise, the university sets out this PC agenda:
“English has changed since the Declaration of Independence was written,” the guide says. “Most readers no longer understand the word ‘man’ to be synonymous with ‘person,’ so clear communication requires writers to be more precise.”
The writing guide gives students alternative options to use instead, such as “postal carrier” instead of mailman. It also suggests students use “legislator” instead of “Congressman” and the word “actor” to describe both male and female entertainers.
“It is wise to be sensitive and aware of choices that are gender inclusiveness,” Vicki Behrens, assistant director of the Writing Center, told The College Fix. ”We are glad to have a handout to help people navigate and make informed choices.”
Source: The Blaze
The College Fix reported that the guide was revised over the summer and includes a checklist for students who wish to be more “gender aware” while writing.
“Perhaps the best test for gender-inclusive language is to imagine a diverse group of people reading your paper,” the guide suggests. “Would each reader feel respected? Envisioning your audience is a critical skill in every writing context, and revising with a focus on gendered language is a perfect opportunity to practice.”
UNC is not the only school to to become sexist and publish writing guides that encourage students to prohibit using a certain set of words. A North Carolina State University women and gender studies professor promised to mark down students’ grades if they use “sexist language” such as “mankind” in her class.
Better change the name of that class! It has woMAN in the title!
So, how does one teach a gender studies class without using the basic terms? I guess that is the point of higher education — learning to think in alternative ways. In trying to be equal they skew things far more to the left than believed possible.
The University of New Hampshire got smart…a little. It pulled the “bias-free language guide” on its website that encouraged students to eliminate “problematic” words such as American, mother and healthy.
Washington State University also announced this semester that it would not mark down students’ grades who used certain words despite a professor’s syllabus stating so. But the damage was clearly done. Enrollment was starting to change for the worse.
Parents everywhere are scrutinizing where to send their kids, based on these increasing PC attitudes.