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Under mounting nationwide pressure to be politically correct, the University of Michigan invited students to indicate their preferred gender pronoun on the campus roster. That way, professors wouldn’t make the callous error of assuming someone’s gender incorrectly.
But since there are more gender pronouns nowadays than there are students enrolled at the university, UM used a text box instead of a dropdown menu. A student named Grant Strobl typed in “His Majesty,” making the term his official gender pronoun.
From The College Fix:
‘I henceforth shall be referred to as: His Majesty, Grant Strobl. I encourage all U-M students to go onto Wolverine Access, and insert the identity of their dreams’
Just a brilliant troll job.
People across the University of Michigan are now Tweeting their own preferred pronouns with the hashtag #UMPronounChallenge.
These gender pronoun snobs are the worst. He she ze xe vey ir hir het hesh ne himer shkle enn heshe hann herm phe — all real gender-neutral pronouns I found after a quick Google search. And they can change from day-to-day. Thanks to “gender fluidity,” everyday is a fun game of “let’s solve the puzzle in my pants.”
(Also, isn’t changing your gender pronoun every other day kind of insensitive to real trans people? If someone is truly a man trapped in a woman’s body, then wouldn’t they be offended by people who treat sexual identity like it’s a fashion trend?)
I don’t give a fuck what people do with their bodies or how they choose to identify. I really don’t. But when you inconvenience the entire world because you learned a hip new word you insist on being called, then you’re just an asshole. If you look like a dude, expect to be referred to as “he.” If you look like a girl, then expect to be referred to as “she.” If someone gets it wrong, correct them and move the fuck on.
I don’t even know how UM plans to execute this pronoun initiative. College professors have thousands of students. They can’t even learn everyone’s name, let alone that Susan Penderwhoopy in MWF 1-2:30 lecture prefers to go by “Bowl of Ravioli” rather than “She.”
And what’s with all the labels in the first place? If we’re all tied to an ever-changing spectrum of sexual attraction, then let’s all just go by “It” and be done. Until then, keep on trolling, His Majesty..
[via The College Fix]
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