Skip to comments.UNC drops term ‘freshman’ in favor of ‘gender inclusive language’
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.
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They shall do the needful and rebrand them as “freshers”. Isn’t it?
Leftwingtards never give anybody a chance to make this stuff up do they?
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.
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.
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.”
Because who doesn’t like being called a “chair”?
Re: Post No. 7
“cure” should be “cue”
“Frosh” has been the norm at liberal northeast colleges and universities for 20+ years.
How ‘bout “Freshthings?” That should be sufficiently “all inclusive.”
Inclusive of everyone except Christians and White males.
Pray for America
How about “Freshman” and “Freshbabe?”
""""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!"""
“Spoiledwoman” might indeed be more accurate. :)
these administrators are utter morons
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.
In other news,, the HHS and DoJ have redefined the terms ‘hooker whore and prostitute’ to now be referred to as ‘personal body assistants’.
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.
I guess UNC will remove the words 'HUMAN', 'MANKIND', 'MANUFACTURE', 'MANAGE' and any words with MAN in them...
UNC = LIBERALS MORONS BRAINWASHING YOUR KIDS!!!
Bunch of weenies! GO WOLFPACK!
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.
“rookie”?, “noob”?, “soon to die from alcohol poisoning”?
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.
I believe that they call them plebes at the Point.
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".
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.
So what, Freshpeople then???????????????