Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 07:35 PM
Students at Oxford University have been encouraged to use gender neutral pronouns such as "ze" rather than "he" or "she" in an attempt not to offend transgender students, The Sunday Times reported.
LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell told MailOnline that the "issue isn’t about being politically correct or censoring anyone. It's about acknowledging the fact of changing gender identities and respecting people's right to not define themselves as male or female."
However, he acknowledged that its use should not be compulsory.
Last month Oxford also implemented gender-neutral bathrooms on campus, the Inquisiter reported.
Cambridge is also considering a similar move toward gender neutral pronouns throughout the university, the Sunday Times reported.
Other institutes of higher learning have already adopted the practice. The Huffington Post adds that in the United States the gender-neutral alternatives of "ze" and "hir" have been in use at Wesleyan University, for example, for more than a decade.
And at the American University, other acceptable pronounds inclue "E", "Ey" or "Per."
I almost look forward to see what new kind of asininity the liberals can come up with next. Sometimes I get a huge laugh out of it. This is so ridiculous it's hard to take it seriously.
However, they say use of these new pronouns is not compulsory. Give them time. If they get the chance to force them on people, they will. Right now they are hoping they will "catch on", and they probably will sooner or later.
So what? What's in a name, after all?
That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare, "Romeo And Juliet".
For those of you who don't get that, it means no matter what name you call someone (or something) by, it still remains what it always has been. A new name (or word) doesn't change a thing.