Pic above shows a mother with her two sons who are now two sisters. “We are but a few short steps away from an Orwellian (2 + 2 = 5) nightmare of Newspeak supervised by the Thought Police”. Good bye to truth and free speech, hello to lies and insanity! (r. a. intro)
Express News UK By Paul Donnelley Posted Fri. Mar.31, 2017
Cailin Jeffers is learning English at Northern Arizona University and submitted an essay using the word mankind and was shocked to find Dr. Anne Scott, her tutor, had taken off a mark.
Dr. Scott told Miss Jeffers that the Modern Language Association (MLA) is working to have gender-neutral guidelines adopted on a national level.
She said: “I will respect your choice to leave your diction choices ‘as is’ and to make whatever political and linguistic statement you want to make by doing so.
“By the same token, I will still need to subtract a point because your choice will not be made in the letter or spirit of this particular class, which is all about having you and other students looking beneath your assumptions and understanding that ‘mankind’ does not mean ‘all people’ to all people. It positively does not.”
Miss Jeffers said: “In one of these examples she stated that we could not use the word ‘mankind.’ Instead, we should use ‘humankind.’ I thought this was absurd, and I wasn’t sure if she was serious.” (Notice “MAN” in humankind – r. a. note)
“I would be negligent, as a professor who is running a class about the human condition and the assumptions we make about being ‘human,’ if I did not also raise this issue of gendered language and ask my students to respect the need for gender-neutral language,” Dr Scott explained.
“The words we use matter very much, or else teachers would not be making an issue of this at all, and the MLA would not be making recommendations for gender-neutral language at the national level.”
Afterwards, Dr Scott sent an email to the entire class informing them of “an important discussion that I had with one of our class members today about gender-neutral language.
“In a class such as this, wherein the course goals, discussions, readings, and assignments are all focused on what makes us ‘human’ and the assumptions we make about such a concept, it is crucial that we also understand what our word choices mean a great deal and have consequences in terms of what we reveal about our assumptions about ourselves and others, and the world generally.
Dr Scott denied that gender-neutral language is merely “political correctness”, pointing out that both the Modern Language Association and the American Psychological Association have put out guidelines promoting gender-neutral language.