College election marred by gender-based microaggression; Student referred to as ‘Ms.’ rather than ‘Mx.’

Kaylee Tornay covered the election for the Daily Emerald as well as a couple of controversies that arose, resulting in the filing of official grievances. Elle Mallon of the Ducks F.I.R.S.T. campaign filed her first grievance against the We Are Oregon campaign “for holding its kickoff event in a building with no gender-inclusive bathrooms.”

Two days later, Mallon accused We Are Oregon campaign manager Taylor Allison of sexual harassment — “because she referred to Mallon as ‘Ms.’ when Mallon identifies with the use of ‘Mx.’”

Despite an email apology from Allison, Mallon filed a second grievance saying Allison chose to misgender her. Mallon explained that her pronouns include not only mx but also xe, xem, and hyr...


Earlier crackpottery involving Elle Mallon: (October, 2014) Students organize ‘Sh*t-In,’ ‘Gender Inclusive Bathroom Challenge’: …Elle Mallon, the Gender and Sexual Diversity advocate for Associated Students of OU (ASUO), led the challenge…

(November, 2014) How do transgender students fit into gendered Fraternity and Sorority Life? In fall 2011, Elle Mallon went through recruitment to join a fraternity at the University of Oregon. However, Mallon didn’t feel like there was a spot for her…

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