Mangling language for gender diversity (and political power)

From Carolyn Moynihan at MercatorNet:

Pronouns and the march of gender diversity

We may more easily get our heads around an additional honorific such as “Mx”, even if we do not like it. After all, we got used to “Ms”.

But the gender grammarians have been hard at work and things are becoming much more complicated than that. A card developed by the LGBT Resource Centre at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2011, and widely disseminated since, lists eight pronouns on one side (see below). These include the standard he, she and they, but also e/ey, per, sie, ve and zie – and their declension. The other side of the card has fill-in-the-blank sentences for practice — for example: “[ ] laughed at the notion of a gender binary.”

So far, this is rather futuristic stuff (and some activists have gone much further), but the trend is gaining ground at universities. LGBT groups provide displays and badges encouraging students to “Ask Me About My Pronouns”, professors are invited to training sessions, and some administrations allow students to register their preferred name and pronouns on university computer systems. At the University of Vermont, which has led this movement, students can choose “ze” as well as “name only”, meaning that they don’t want to be referred to by any third-person pronoun. It took six months and cost $80,000 for the university to create a software patch for this purpose. More.

Reality check: Legacy media, asscrat U’s, and ‘crats generally love this stuff. The harder it becomes to communicate accurately in usual ways about everyday realities, the easier the task of promoting pseudo-realities as a road to and consoldiation of political power.

See also: From the BBC Newspeak dictionary committee: End “he” and “she”

New York Times flirts with gender-neutral “Mx”


Mental health activists to you: Talk right or shut up The reality is that using terms from psychiatry in everyday life normalizes the illness. We all have a slight tendency to something or other; for a few people, it interferes with function and enjoyment. They should feel much less alone when it isn’t an “illness” label.

  • Exile1981

    I so hate the butchering of language, they tried this with ebonics and it flopped now they want to force it through equality.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Today’s PRIMO language butchers are the MSM “journalists”, have you noticed? Yesterday I saw a headline in 36 pt. lettering that screamed:

      The Worse That Could Happen!

      So nothing really bad happened anywhere today, I told myself. I guess when the WORST that could happen happens, they will use two exclamation points. Make a note……

  • FactsWillOut

    I have already made it clear what my pronoun is to be, and the fact that people aren’t using it is deeply offensive to me.

  • Why should the English language be mangled because of some weirdos?

    • Alain

      It should not and only works when people go along with it. I still refuse the attempt to replace sex with gender to say nothing of the rest of this rubbish from the cultural marxists.

      • Justin St.Denis

        You mean that it’s not true that “…love is a many gendered thing!” Phew! I’ve been avoiding live music clubs for about a year now! So those spots are still operating on the basis of two sexes – guys and women? Nice to hear! 😉

      • It will have to go the way of the dogs once that happens.

  • Do any of these University grads know how to do their grade-school multiplication tables (without a calculator)? Because if they don’t, I wouldn’t hire them — it would be my first test in an interview. Out the door, poser! C’mon in Third-World Mexican immigrant — you will be a benefit to our company. You know your multiplication tables!

    • Justin St.Denis

      Most can barely read and do not actually have a “signature” yet. Fucking pitiful!

      • In the Third World for people who can’t read or write it’s common practice to put a thumb print instead of a signature. Maybe we should adopt that system for our University grads.

  • moraywatson

    This is what a society with 19 trillion dollars of debt gets you – social and moral bankruptcy.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Just assign everyone a random alphanumeric string and use that. I am dead serious.

    • Raymond Cameron

      And change it every six months just to p!ss them off.

      • Hard Little Machine

        No, but make it a capital crime if you call someone with the wrong string.

        • Justin St.Denis

          You don’t want to be caught pulling anybody’s strings, after all! 😉

  • bargogx1

    More mind control.

  • Alain

    Basic fact is that “gender” does not apply to people, animals or plants. Its only function is to sate whether a noun is masculine, famine or neutral when it pertains to language.