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UNC drops term ‘freshman’ in favor of ‘gender inclusive language’
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Posted on 10/23/2012 8:29:59 AM PDT by oliverdarcy

The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill has removed the word “freshman” from official university documents, citing as their reason an attempt to adopt more “gender inclusive language.”

We are “committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community,” reads a statement administrators sent to Campus Reform on Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreform.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: dopeydems; freshman; highereducation; leftismoncampus; unc; uncch

1 posted on 10/23/2012 8:30:00 AM PDT by oliverdarcy
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To: oliverdarcy

What

The

Hell


2 posted on 10/23/2012 8:35:38 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: oliverdarcy

They shall do the needful and rebrand them as “freshers”. Isn’t it?


3 posted on 10/23/2012 8:38:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: oliverdarcy
Next thing you know the "bills" who run this school will be dropping "woman" in favor of "gal", and maybe even "ol' gal" for the former "women of color".

Leftwingtards never give anybody a chance to make this stuff up do they?

4 posted on 10/23/2012 8:38:53 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: oliverdarcy

THIS is the kind of crap you get from allegedly intelligent people.

This is what we rednecks would call Sheitsimple.

Next High schools will pick up on this garbage.

Next women will not want to be called human.


5 posted on 10/23/2012 8:40:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: oliverdarcy
More Academic Lunacy!

Normal English is, of course, gender inclusive. But that is not what these compulsion driven neurotics are seeking. They want to pretend that sexuality is not a factor in our intellectual perceptions & academic potential. This is not about the gender of words; it is an attack on the normal sexuality of students.

To put this facet of the Egalitarian mania in focus: Feminist Absurdity.

William Flax

6 posted on 10/23/2012 8:41:19 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: oliverdarcy

Yes, “Freshman” could possibly be misconstrued.

Taking a cure from the feminazis, we could just change the spelling to “Freshmyn.”

Alternatively, the four classes could be designated by ordinals: 1st Year, 2nd Year, etc.

Or, UNC being a center of higher education, we could use inclusive words with a classical derivation like “plebe” (plebian) or “hoi polloi.”

Finally, we could default to what upperclassmen actually think of the freshmen, “dumb sh*t.”


7 posted on 10/23/2012 8:42:35 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: oliverdarcy

Because who doesn’t like being called a “chair”?


8 posted on 10/23/2012 8:44:18 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: paterfamilias

Re: Post No. 7

“cure” should be “cue”

Sorry


9 posted on 10/23/2012 8:48:21 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: oliverdarcy

“Frosh” has been the norm at liberal northeast colleges and universities for 20+ years.


10 posted on 10/23/2012 8:49:12 AM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: oliverdarcy

How ‘bout “Freshthings?” That should be sufficiently “all inclusive.”


11 posted on 10/23/2012 8:51:53 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: oliverdarcy

Inclusive of everyone except Christians and White males.

Pray for America


12 posted on 10/23/2012 8:52:34 AM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: oliverdarcy

How about “Freshman” and “Freshbabe?”


13 posted on 10/23/2012 8:58:54 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: oliverdarcy
There's a whole George Carlin skit about this stuff that is hilarious.

""""You don't hear much about that from these middle-class women. I've noticed that most of these feminists are white middle-class women. They don't give a @#%@ about black women's problems. They don't care about Latino women. All their interested in is their own reproductive freedom...and their pocketbooks.

But, when it comes to changing the language, I think they make some good points, because we do think in language and so the quality of our thoughts and ideas could only be as good as the quality of our language. So maybe some of this patriarcho @#%@ ought to go away.

I think spokesman ought to be spokesperson. I think chairman ought to be chairperson. I think mankind ought to be human kind, but they take it too far, they take themselves too seriously, they exaggerate. They want me to call that thing in the street a personhole cover. I think that's taking it a little bit too far. What would you call a lady's man, a person's person? That would make a He-man an It-person. Little kids would be afraid of the boogieperson. They'd look up in the sky and see the person in the moon. Guys would say come back here and fight like a person. And we'd all sing "for it's a jolly good person." That's the kind of thing you would hear on late-night with David Letterperson.

You know what I mean? So...so I think it's an exaggeration and I like to piss off any group that take's itself a little bit too seriously. An it does not take a lot of imagination to piss off a feminist. All you gotta do is run into NOW headquarters or Ms. magazine and say, "hey, which one of you cute little cupcakes wants to come home and cook me a nice meal and give me a b---job!" "b---job!"""

14 posted on 10/23/2012 8:59:48 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: oliverdarcy

“Spoiledwoman” might indeed be more accurate. :)


15 posted on 10/23/2012 9:01:51 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: oliverdarcy

these administrators are utter morons


16 posted on 10/23/2012 9:02:25 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: oliverdarcy

UNC-CH is determined to never get an alumni fund donation from me. So far, their success rate is 100% and this should keep that streak going for a very long time.


17 posted on 10/23/2012 9:03:17 AM PDT by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depended on it...)
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To: GBA

Same here.


18 posted on 10/23/2012 9:06:46 AM PDT by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: oliverdarcy

In other news,, the HHS and DoJ have redefined the terms ‘hooker whore and prostitute’ to now be referred to as ‘personal body assistants’.


19 posted on 10/23/2012 9:08:06 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: oliverdarcy

This just shows what the mouth-breathers at UNC think is important. How about ditching its useless social justice courses and journalism department which cost big bucks and will be a total waste of time and money to graduates? Now THAT would be relevant to the current economic situation.


20 posted on 10/23/2012 9:25:55 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: oliverdarcy
The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill has removed the word “freshman” from official university documents, citing as their reason an attempt to adopt more “gender inclusive language.”

I guess UNC will remove the words 'HUMAN', 'MANKIND', 'MANUFACTURE', 'MANAGE' and any words with MAN in them...

UNC = LIBERALS MORONS BRAINWASHING YOUR KIDS!!!

21 posted on 10/23/2012 9:58:06 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: oliverdarcy

Froshpipples.


22 posted on 10/23/2012 10:02:31 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: oliverdarcy

Bunch of weenies! GO WOLFPACK!


23 posted on 10/23/2012 10:05:12 AM PDT by cblue55 (The original point and click interface was a Smith and Wesson.)
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To: oliverdarcy

If UNC is like most US universities, its freshman class is now almost 60% female. So if there is an inclusiveness problem, one wonders who suffers from it.


24 posted on 10/23/2012 10:11:50 AM PDT by untenured
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To: GreenHornet

“rookie”?, “noob”?, “soon to die from alcohol poisoning”?


25 posted on 10/23/2012 10:19:49 AM PDT by VMI70
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To: oliverdarcy

Let’s just pray the UNC is waaaay on the other side of how NC votes in two weeks... Speaking of which - what the hell is wrong with Ohioans that they keep polling like it’s a tight race? My in-laws tell me that Ohio should be an easy 6 point win for Mitt, but they’ve had me working on them since I married one of theirs in ‘92... The rest of the State might not be as enlightened.


26 posted on 10/23/2012 10:27:53 AM PDT by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: oliverdarcy

I believe that they call them plebes at the Point.


27 posted on 10/23/2012 10:52:34 AM PDT by organicchemist
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To: Venturer
Next women will not want to be called human.

The politically correct dictionary already consider that years ago. They replaced every female related word that contained "men" with "fem". Now you have "wofem" and PFS. No more "seminars" without an equal number of "ovulars".

28 posted on 10/23/2012 10:53:30 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: oliverdarcy

I work for a couple of prominent Women’s Colleges. They both dropped Freshmen for “first year” several years ago.

It’s not offensive, and it actually describes the status pretty accurately.

It’s really not a big deal.


29 posted on 10/23/2012 10:58:55 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (MIf you are a white conservative, you MUST be a racist. ;-))
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; BillyBoy; sickoflibs; NFHale; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; ...

So what, Freshpeople then???????????????

30 posted on 10/24/2012 12:31:59 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Ping


31 posted on 10/24/2012 12:32:57 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: MitchellC

Go Tarheels?


32 posted on 10/24/2012 12:37:54 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; BillyBoy; sickoflibs; NFHale; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

Freshanthropus? Antrhrofresh?


33 posted on 10/24/2012 4:21:37 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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