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  • Taking the 'Boy' Out of Boy Scouting

    05/03/2018 11:44:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/03/18 | Katy Grimes
    And in the real world, boys will still make sticks and Legos into guns, and girls will choose dolls and play house-- regardless of how feminists and the LGBT community and the media try to push their twaddle on the rest of us The headline should read, “Boy Scouts Welcome Girls In New Gender Neutral Scouts.” How hospitable. The announcement that the Boy Scouts of America will be dropping “Boy” from the name and admitting girls is sadly not surprising, but is extremely disappointing. My son, now a toxically-masculine 29, was a Cub Scout, Webelo Scout, Life Scout, and third...
  • Service Canada's gender neutral directive is 'confusing' and 'will be corrected' says minister

    03/27/2018 7:17:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | Mar 21, 2018 8:38 AM ET | Catharine Tunney, Peter Zimonjic
    A federal cabinet minister says a directive to Service Canada agents telling them to use gender-neutral language — such as “parent” instead of “mother” or “father” — when speaking to the public was badly worded and will be corrected. The directive, obtained by Radio Canada, the French-language arm of CBC, instructs Service Canada employees who interact with the public to stay away from terms such as Mr., Mrs., father and mother, and to “use gender-neutral language or gender-inclusive language.” “This avoids portraying a perceived bias toward a particular sex or gender,” says a copy of speaking notes prepared for managers...
  • Qantas cops flak for Spirit of Inclusion directive for staff to cut out ‘gender-inappropriate’ terms

    03/06/2018 5:16:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The West Australian ^ | Monday, 5 March 2018 2:30AM | Tyron Butson
    Aussie airline Qantas has copped flak for telling employees to stop using words like “guys” and phrases like “mum and dad”. Qantas staff were encouraged to use partner and spouse instead of husband and wife, and parents instead of mum and dad because it excludes some LGBTI families, according to the new advice. The directive came in an information pack sent out to employees from the company’s People and Culture Group. […] The information pack also declares that Australia was not settled peacefully; and as such, all staff should say “colonization”, “occupation” or “invasion” instead of “settlement”. …
  • No, You Can't Rewrite the Bible to Remove Gendered Language for God

    02/08/2018 9:57:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/08/2018 | Michael Brown
    As LifeSite News reported, earlier this month, “The Episcopal church in the Diocese of Washington, D.C., passed a resolution . . . to stop using masculine pronouns for God in future updates to its Book of Common Prayer.“The resolution to stop using ‘gendered language for God’ was passed quickly by delegates to the Diocese's 123rd Convention.”To be sure, this is not the first group to move in the direction of “gender-inclusive” language when it comes to the deity.Back in 2011, I documented how some gay churches replaced God as Father with God as Creator in their hymns. And last year,...
  • Trinity College Dublin to phase out term "freshman" for sake of gender inclusiveness

    11/30/2017 9:15:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Irish Central ^ | November 29, 2017 03:10 PM | Irish Central Staff
    Trinity College Dublin, one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities, has announced that it will phase out use of the term “Freshman” in favor of the more gender-neutral “Fresh.” Currently, first and second year students at Trinity are referred to as “junior freshmen” and “senior freshmen.” The school’s Vice-Provost Chris Morash and Student Union President Kevin Keane shared the news in a mass email sent on Tuesday. They noted that the change stems from a proposal from Trinity’s Equality Committee that “the title given to first and second year undergraduates students be changed from ‘Freshman’ to the gender-neutral term ‘Fresh.’” […]...
  • Minneapolis restaurants ask: Would you please use gender-neutral pronouns when addressing the staff?

    11/12/2017 11:21:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 122 replies
    citypages.com ^ | November 8, 2017 | Emily Cassel
    It’s why, at Powderhorn’s May Day Cafe, a small sign taped to the counter bears a polite request: “The May Day Cafe asks that you use gender-neutral language when addressing its employees. Thank you.” A similar note, modeled after May Day’s, went up next to the cash register at Taco Cat’s Midtown Global Market stall in September: “Please use gender-neutral language when addressing our staff. Thanks for being a pal.” “I think gendered language is pretty integrated in restaurant culture,” says Taco Cat co-owner Tristan Jimerson. “I’ve been working in restaurants for a long time, and sir-ing and ma’am-ing people,...
  • The French language is in 'mortal danger', say its own panicked guardians [from inclusive writing]

    10/27/2017 10:59:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 27 October 2017 12:48 CEST+02:00
    The official guardians of the French tongue the Académie Française sounded the alarm bell this week saying the language was in “mortal danger”. And it’s nothing to do with English this time. The so-called “immortals” at the Académie Française, the official body tasked with guarding the French language from unwanted influences (like English) don’t speak out often, but when they do, people tend to listen; and on Thursday night, the Académie issued a “solemn warning” intended to grab the attention of the government. The immortals are furious about the rise of so-called “inclusive writing”, which basically puts the masculine AND...
  • Columbia allows students to vote on gender-neutral bathrooms [LGBT Lost]

    09/18/2017 9:45:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 18, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Columbia University students recently voted against a proposal that would make all restrooms on a dorm-floor “gender inclusive.” Students living in at least five of the elite school’s residence halls voted floor-by-floor to determine whether their male- and female-designed restrooms would be made “gender inclusive,” a practice made possible under a new Columbia University Residence Life Policy.
  • Oh, man! Town might change Board of Selectmen to Selectwomen [Brookline MA]

    09/15/2017 4:37:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2017 5:45 PM EDT
    A Massachusetts town says it will consider changing the name of its governing body from the Board of Selectmen to the Board of Selectwomen. Brookline Town Meeting member Michael Burstein tells NECN under his proposal all members of the board, whether male or female, would be referred to as selectwomen. A second proposal would create gender-neutral language for the board and its members. Board members will take up the proposals at their November meeting. …
  • Professor who refuses to use wrong pronouns coincidentally loses his first research grant ever

    04/04/2017 8:53:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 4, 2017 | Greg Piper, Associate Editor
    Jordan Peterson has a stunningly high “h-index,” a metric for measuring the quality of scientists beyond their publishing count. He taught at Harvard six years. When he received his last five-year grant for work previously approved by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, a government agency, it was “the largest amount ever awarded to a psychologist,” the National Post reports. But the veteran University of Toronto professor, who became a pariah last year for refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns such as “ze,” just coincidentally got his first rejection ever for a federal research grant:“I think that it’s...
  • Swastika scrawled on RISD bathroom in human waste [gender-neutral BR; Rhode Island School of Design]

    02/24/2017 4:37:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    WJAR, NBC 10, Providence ^ | Thursday, February 23rd 2017 | Brian Crandall
    Vandalism in a dormitory bathroom has RISD students’ stomachs turning for several reasons. “It’s pretty shocking because I think everybody is wondering, you know, who it is,” student Cooper Thompson told NBC 10 News. The Rhode Island School of Design confirmed to NBC 10 News Thursday that anti-Semitic graffiti was found in a dormitory bathroom during the weekend. Students told NBC 10 the school informed them it was a swastika made with human waste. […] And the bathroom is a gender-neutral one. …
  • Changes coming to Elyria High School graduation robes to create unity principal says [OH]

    02/01/2017 7:16:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    WEWS, ABC 5, Cleveland ^ | 7:55 PM, Feb 1, 2017 | Paul Kiska
    For years male students wore red robes, and female students wore white robes to graduation at Elyria High School. Red and white are the school colors, but that’s changing for graduation this spring. The change happened after a group of students went to the principal on behalf of a student who was born female but does not identify as male or female. Wanting to be inclusive, school official switched to gender neutral robes. Now, all students will wear red robes. …
  • North Dakota rejects changes to reflect gay marriage ruling

    01/10/2017 7:19:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 9:54 PM EST | James MacPherson
    North Dakota’s Republican-led Senate rejected a measure Tuesday that would have changed state law to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry. The bill failed 15-31. It would have changed dozens of references, such as “husband and wife,” to gender-neutral terms. North Dakota law lists “one man, one woman” or “husband and wife” for everything from marriages and divorces to fishing licenses. The measure got a hearing last week in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which voted 4-2 to recommend against passage. …
  • Why People Are Using The Term Latinx

    12/21/2016 8:15:20 AM PST · by dccomix · 41 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | Tanisha Love Ramirez, Zeba Blay
    The word “Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) has been used more and more lately. And, yet, while many people are using the term and identifying as Latinx, there are still others who may look at the word with skepticism and confusion.
  • Voyeur filmed women showering and going to the toilet

    12/08/2016 8:36:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    expressandstar.com ^ | November 25, 2016 | staff
    A man who secretly filmed women undressing, showering and going to the toilet at a university has been spared jail. Luke Mallaband, 23, of Walsall, placed recording equipment at locations around the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, including at student accommodation and within the library toilets. He was caught when a woman discovered she was being filmed and reported it to police, Norwich Magistrates' Court heard on Thursday. Jobless Mallaband admitted six voyeurism offences at an earlier hearing. He has been banned from all female and gender neutral public toilets for three years, given a curfew and a...
  • Students Organize ‘S***-In’ Protest for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

    11/21/2016 1:09:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    BREITBART ^ | November 21, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    Students at the prestigious University of Massachusetts, Amherst, are participating in a week-long “s***-in” demonstration, occupying restrooms in an administrative building to demand more gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. The “s***-in” was led by Amherst’s Gender Liberation Union, a campus group that successfully gathered over 220 students to occupy bathroom stalls in the school’s administrative building. Justin Killian, a gender and sexuality major at Amherst, organized the protest event. Kilian, speaking to The Huffington Post, argued that Massachusett’s transgender bathroom legislation only does so much. “We have legal protections in Massachusetts that allow people to use any bathroom they feel comfortable...
  • Navy Petition Forces White House To Review Gender-Neutral Job Title Change

    10/31/2016 8:34:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A petition to reverse the decision by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make the entire job title system gender-neutral has reached more than 100,000 signatures, forcing a White House review.The petition soared to 50,000 within the first week of its launch in late September, but for the rest of October, it was an open question of whether it would reach its goal.But as of Monday morning, the petition reached 102,591 signatures, which reflects the fact that the new job title change is viewed in an almost universally unfavorable light.“For 241 Years Navy personnel have been identified by their...
  • Swedish school to build gender neutral changing room

    10/15/2016 10:57:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 15 Oct 2016 14:02 GMT+02:00 | (TT/The Local)
    A high school in Sweden is to build an additional gender neutral changing room to cater for pupils who identify with a gender other than their biological sex, or consider themselves neither male nor female. St. Eskil’s gymnasium, in Eskiltuna, a city west of Stockholm, has decided to build the new changing facilities at the request of pupils. […] Mary-Jane Nehme, a pupil who was born male but identifies as female, has faced difficulties as she has not been permitted to use the female changing rooms, and has instead had to use her own small room. …
  • California governor approves gender-neutral restrooms

    09/29/2016 8:54:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2016 9:00 PM EDT
    Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral. The measure requires that businesses and governments post non-gender-specific signs on single-occupant restrooms by March 1, 2017. Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco said his legislation would establish the nation’s most inclusive restroom-access law and “chart a new course of equality for the nation.” “This simple concept is oddly cutting-edge when compared with the discrimination being enacted in other states,” Ting said earlier, while urging the Democratic governor to...
  • Progressives: Giving your son a boy name could make him think he's a boy

    08/26/2016 6:45:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 104 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Carly Hoilman
    A recent New York Times article noted that celebrity parents are favoring "post-gender" or "gender agnostic" names for their newborns. The piece cites examples like Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, who named their son "Journey," and Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, who named their second daughter "Delta" (their first daughter? "Lincoln"). "Gender-blurring baby names are on the rise among American parents," the article notes. “The old ‘Boy Named Sue’ idea of a boy being shamed by having a girl’s name is passing away,” Pamela Redmond Satran, a founder of the baby-naming website Nameberry, told the Times. Last December,...