University of Tennessee is Trying To Ban The Use of ‘He’ and ‘She’. WTF Tennessee.

Two days ago I wrote an article about The University of Tennessee Cheerleaders. And in that post, I literally wrote, and I quote, “we never really hear much out of Tennessee.” Well, I guess Tennessee heard me and decided to respond in a big way, cause this has to be one of the more absurd things I’ve read in a while: The University of Tennessee has told their staff and students to stop using ‘he’ and ‘she’ – and switch to ‘xe’, ‘zir’ and ‘xyr’ instead.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for equality. You can literally have a penis on your forehead and consider yourself a chick and I won’t bat an eyelash, but sometimes people push certain equalities to a point of ridiculousness, and I believe this to be the case in point. Like for real, check out these pronouns:

gender-pronouns

I literally don’t know how to pronounce a single one of these pronouns. Go ahead, give it a try and pronounce whatever the f*ck “xyr” is out loud, and tell me you don’t feel like a complete moron. It sounds like the noise I make when I try and impress my girlfriend (who I will now be refering to as my ‘friend who has different sexual organs than me’)  by farting and sneezing at the same time.

According to Donna Braquet, a gay rights official at the university, the new language regime will make the university ‘welcoming and inclusive’ and stop people feeling ‘marginalized’. She believes that “when our organizational culture shifts to where asking for chosen names and pronouns is the standard practice, it alleviates a heavy burden for persons already marginalized by their gender expression or identity.” Sounds like a bunch of hyper-sensitive bullsh*t to me.

Yeah, Tennessee, I’m sure making people change the vocabulary they’ve been using for all 18 years of their lives is real welcoming.

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