Students at Sussex University in England are so worried about offending people by assuming their gender that they have banned use of the words he and she. This is absolutely insane.
The Daily Mail reports:
Student union bans use of ‘he’ and ‘she’ – because they ‘don’t want to make assumptions about gender’
A students’ union is discouraging its members from using the pronouns ‘he’ and ‘she’, to avoid assumptions being made as to how people identify.
Sussex University students’ union has released a gender inclusive language policy, which applies to all its meetings, radio broadcasts, communications, societies and elections.
The policy states that preferred pronouns should be stated at the beginning of every meeting, regardless of whether they have been stated at previous meetings, and that gender neutral language should be used when the pronoun is not known.
The policy continues: ‘In situations where introductions are not appropriate or where an individual has not directly stated their pronouns, gender-neutral language should be used to refer to them, and no assumptions should be made based on presentation or appearance.
This is an institution of higher learning but students aren’t allowed to acknowledge basic facts?
These PC policies are so ridiculous. They’re ruining higher education.