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Harvard Crimson Issues Correction for Using Gendered Pronoun
NewsBusters ^ | July 7, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 07/07/2012 4:24:23 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

Pity the poor Harvard Crimson.

When reporting from that bastion of political correctness, Harvard, it is quite easy to inadvertently wander onto the dangerous shoals of thought crimes. Such was the case when the Crimson used a (GASP!) gendered pronoun to describe a new member of the Harvard faculty and was subsequently forced to issue a correction for their heinous misdeed:

CORRECTION: July 3

An earlier version of this article used the pronoun "she" to refer to Vanidy "Van" Bailey, the newly appointed director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life. In fact, Bailey prefers not to be referred to by any gendered pronoun.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: harvardcrimson; homosexualagenda; pc
Laz would hit it. Or rather he would hit she/he/it.
1 posted on 07/07/2012 4:24:34 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: RebelTex; cabojoe; Conspiracy Guy; Lady Jag; glock rocks; MeekOneGOP; sam_paine; ...

HUMOR PING!


2 posted on 07/07/2012 4:26:43 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Laz Would Hit It)
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To: PJ-Comix

Somebody please tell me why I should automatically respect a Harvard education?


3 posted on 07/07/2012 4:28:07 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I miss Harriet Miers.)
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To: PJ-Comix
So, what does it prefer?
4 posted on 07/07/2012 4:28:19 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: PJ-Comix

“In fact, Bailey prefers not to be referred to by any gendered pronoun.”

Ah....SO????

What ‘it’ prefers is of no consequence to those living outside the thought experiment that is Harvard. And that should be the response ‘it’ gets ‘in’ Harvard as well.


5 posted on 07/07/2012 4:29:42 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: PJ-Comix

Long ago before this nonsense reached its current fevered pitch, my father proposed that the appropriate genderless pronoun was s/h/it.

(Incidentally, my father also had the attitude that “cussing” was not strictly forbidden, but that it lost its effectiveness when used too much.)


6 posted on 07/07/2012 4:29:51 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Jeff Chandler

why I should automatically respect a Harvard education?

The default setting is now disrespect.


7 posted on 07/07/2012 4:30:04 PM PDT by Glenmore
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To: PJ-Comix

Roberts is the product of this kind of “thinking”


8 posted on 07/07/2012 4:31:43 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
This is already happening in Sweden, the loons are trying to remove the Swedish words for he and she and replace it with a word that means it. Up in Canada a couple is raising their child in a non-gendered way. They gave the child a name that is not male or female and do not refer to the child as he or she and will not reveal whether it is a boy or girl. This is the next wave of lunacy. We have to stop treating these “intellectuals” with any respect. They need to be put in padded cells with the rest of the insane.
9 posted on 07/07/2012 4:36:20 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: PJ-Comix

Actually it should be called He, or she, it.
Say it fast.


10 posted on 07/07/2012 4:38:23 PM PDT by Exton1
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To: PJ-Comix
From now on this symbol shall be used in referring to the lesbo formerly known as she. Comply or die Hahvuhd eggheads.
11 posted on 07/07/2012 4:40:14 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Jeff Chandler

“Somebody please tell me why I should automatically respect a Harvard education?”

If it’s an Asian or Jew, then that person was DAMN SMART to get there as their numbers are limited by quotas. If it was a white, still a very smart person. If it’s a protected minority...well, I think you can figure out where I’m going. Also give some points to males.


12 posted on 07/07/2012 4:44:27 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Jeff Chandler

...actually, the same way that I choose a doctor now. If someone’s going to be cutting me up, I want to be sure that the person didn’t get some ‘extra help’ through medical school.

There maybe (and actually are) OUTSTANDING minority doctors, but I just don’t have a sure way to tell which ones they are.


13 posted on 07/07/2012 4:46:22 PM PDT by BobL
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To: tumblindice
Here is a VIDEO of a she/he/it.
14 posted on 07/07/2012 4:46:32 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Laz Would Hit It)
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To: tumblindice

Nice try, but it looks suspiciously like you hid a cross in there.


15 posted on 07/07/2012 4:47:25 PM PDT by norton
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To: Lazamataz

So would you?


16 posted on 07/07/2012 4:48:30 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Laz Would Hit It)
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To: PJ-Comix

Laz would not hit "it". In fact, for once, I'll agree with political correctness. That is an "it" and not a "she".

17 posted on 07/07/2012 4:48:36 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: cradle of freedom

...........................They gave the child a name that is not male or female and do not refer to the child as he or she and will not reveal whether it is a boy or girl...................

So, if I remember my color wheel correctly, pink for a girl, and blue for a boy, which would then paint “its” bedroom lavender, still a panty waisted girlie color; to match “its” purple unicorn stallion stuffed toy, with Ken and Barbie riding atop it.

See, I’m beginning to understand this shit!


18 posted on 07/07/2012 4:48:36 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: PJ-Comix

I saw two transgendered guys pretending to be women at the San Diego County Fair July 4. Their disguises were NOT working!


19 posted on 07/07/2012 4:55:21 PM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: cradle of freedom
Up in Canada a couple is raising their child in a non-gendered way.

Poor kid.

Dem hack, and former president of Harvard, Larry Summers, said they (+wife) were raising their son with gender-neutral toys, but the kid still preferred the male toys when he got the opportunity.

His comment suggesting that there may be something to the differences between the genders was the final grain of common sense that led to his ouster.

(Among Summers other transgressions was that he reminded Cornel West that Harvard was paying West to "teach", not make rap albums in lieu of "teaching")

20 posted on 07/07/2012 5:01:55 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: PJ-Comix

IT!


21 posted on 07/07/2012 5:17:50 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: PJ-Comix

IT!


22 posted on 07/07/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA
It's. . . . PAT!!!


23 posted on 07/07/2012 5:36:58 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: PJ-Comix
In fact, Bailey prefers not to be referred to by any gendered pronoun.

Mustn't call it he or she.

It's very sensitive, that's what it is.


24 posted on 07/07/2012 5:43:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: PJ-Comix
Last April, Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds announced HER intention to hire a full-time staffer dedicated to serving the BGLTQ community on campus.

yet, in their correction they refer to IT as HER...

25 posted on 07/07/2012 5:46:26 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: PJ-Comix

IT... him + her = hir


26 posted on 07/07/2012 6:16:58 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: PJ-Comix
At long last we learn the proper name of Cousin It!


27 posted on 07/07/2012 6:38:26 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: The_Reader_David

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. - Mark Twain


28 posted on 07/07/2012 9:19:28 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Islander7

Hey, what does Leon Russell have to do with it?


29 posted on 07/07/2012 9:32:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Pollster1

30 posted on 07/07/2012 9:34:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL!


31 posted on 07/07/2012 10:24:13 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL! Thanks. I needed that chuckle.


32 posted on 07/08/2012 3:47:43 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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