A governing student body on the University of Kansas has voted to ban gender-based pronouns in order to be more “inclusive.”
A governing body made up of students at the University of Kansas has voted to eliminate their use of gender specific pronouns, stating the terms pose “microaggressions” towards people who don’t fit traditional gender roles.
Last Wednesday, the KU Student Senate, in a 2/3 majority vote, passed a bill altering the Senate’s official Rules & Regulations which would require senators to use “inclusive” terminology, such as “they them or their,” as opposed to “his,” “her,” “he,” or “she.”
“This is a key first step in making our campus more inclusive,” said Harrison Baker, the student senator who authored the bill. “Hopefully this will be a catalyst to create discussions on campus and cause change to happen elsewhere.”
The elimination of gender pronouns, the bill claims, is “to increase the inclusivity of Student Senate and prevent the microaggressions gender pronouns pose to individuals who don’t use them.”
Critics say the student body has little evidence to back up the claim that gender pronouns produce microaggressions.
“What evidence is there to demonstrate that gender-specific pronouns contain these so-called microaggressions?” writes the campus paper The Baylor Lariat. “Even if these words can be seen as hurtful, Baker himself is not sure this initiative from the student senate will do anything to move the school closer to its goal of inclusion.”
Source: Info Wars
You can see from the vague uncertain language of student Harrison Baker that he barely understands what he’s saying. You would think the first steps to make the University of Kansas more inclusive was the abolition of slavery, followed by first-wave feminism, followed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, or maybe just the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments?
But young college students are always looking for something to crusade for, it’s why most of them are liberals. They cast about looking for some new thing to make a fuss about, and this time they settled on petty language non-issues. One can only hope they’ll reflect in a few years time and laugh at themselves, like the rest of us are doing now.