University bans gendered words

Without a hint of irony the University of Queensland has banned gendered words from student assignments.

The University of Monarchsland (as it shall henceforth be known) has joined other Australian universities in marking down students who use words which upset snowflakes.

The Daily Mail reports: Quote.

Top universities across Australia have taken to slashing students grades for using banned ‘gendered language’.

Terms such as ‘man’, ‘she’, ‘wife’, ‘mother’ and any other terminology that angers the PC brigade have been blacklisted.

Students claimed they have lost marks for referring to ‘mankind’ or ‘workmanship’ in assignments, as they are not deemed ‘inclusive language.’

‘People are losing marks for using everyday speech because it’s not gender-neutral,’ a politics student told The Courier Mail.

The student said the university can’t just ban every word with ‘man’ in it, as more blacklisted words are uncovered, including ‘sportsmanship’ and man-made.’

The acting executive dean of The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Julie Duck, think the penalties are justified. End of quote.

As mentioned above Queensland is out.  Faculty of Humanities, has to go.  And is Julie “Duck” being just a tad birdist? Quote.

‘Students are advised to avoid gender-biased language in the same way they are advised to avoid racist language, cliches, contractions, colloquialisms, and slang in their essays.’

She said these issues should only marginally impact marks, depending on the severity of the infringement.

Queensland University of Technology students are also being impacted by the university’s political correct crusade.

Students are being penalised for failing to use ‘inclusive language’, and warned against describing women in a secondary position to something or somebody else.

This includes, but is not limited to ‘wife of’, ‘mother of’ or ‘daughter of’. End of quote.

For crying out loud! If you cannot say “Jane is the mother of Mary.” and you cannot say “Mary is the daughter of Jane.” How do you describe the familial connection?  “Jane is the female parent of Mary”?  Nope – fail, uses “female“. Quote.

The suffix ‘man’ is deemed sexist, due to the implication that the comment is referential of a male.

Griffith University tells staff and students to ‘look for non-binary pronouns so that misgendering doesn’t occur’.

Universities are going so far as to reject notions of correct grammar in favour of excluding gendered language.

The University of Sydney prefers students to create sentences that are grammatically incorrect but politically correct, rather than use the words ‘he’ or ‘she’.

The example their style guide provides to exemplify this is: ‘If a student wants their results early, they should go to the student centre.’ End of quote.

Clearly, not a lot of thought went into the new ‘approved’ list:

‘Mankind’ is out; to be replaced with ‘human race’.  That cannot stay – huperson must be used. Oh, no – huperson, that is no good either. Hudescendant? Yes! Got it.  The ‘hudescendant race’; simply rolls off the tongue.  Although the allusion to ‘race’ rather does imply winners and losers and that is not acceptable as everyone is an equal participant these days.  I think I will refer that one back to the committee …

Team NZ’s new America’s Cup yacht KZ69 was launched today and in the first trial run up the harbour, they showed an amazing turn of speed. Grant Dalton said the results showed the quality of the work ethic that had gone into the design and construction.  They said the team hoped more improvements could be made but in the end, it was good sport that was important in any contest.  One of the lead designers Cheryl Walker said that the construction of some components had proved difficult. “There are some very complex shapes involved,” they said.

Team NZ’s new America’s Cup yacht KZ69 was launched today and in the first trial run up the harbour, she showed an amazing turn of speed. Grant Dalton said the results showed the quality of the workmanship that had gone into the design and construction.  He said the team hoped more improvements could be made but in the end, it was sportsmanship that was important in any contest.  One of the lead designers Cheryl Walker said that the construction of some components had proved difficult. “There are some very complex shapes involved,” she said.

Which paragraph would you rather read for clarity and understanding?

Apparently, people have been attempting to coin and use gender-neutral pronouns since around 1850. Language can, and does, change rapidly and the fact that nothing has succeeded in the gender-neutral pronoun quest in the intervening 168 years should tell these muppets something.  (Hint: Give up!)


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