According to the University of Colorado at Boulder, so-called “misgendering” someone is “an act of oppression” and also “an act of violence.” It says so right on the school’s website.
“Pronouns are one of the ways we portray our identities. When someone asks you to use their pronouns, they are asking for you to respect their identity. When someone refers to another person using the wrong pronouns, especially on purpose, that can lead to that person feeling disrespected and can lead to dysphoria, exclusion and alienation,” the website reads.
“It is never safe to assume someone’s gender and living a life where people will naturally assume the correct pronouns for you is a privilege that not everyone experiences. Choosing to ignore or disrespect someone’s pronouns is not only an act of oppression but can also be considered an act of violence,” the blurb about the alleged importance of pronouns continues.
These paragraphs are part of a “Pronouns” guide produced by the university’s student-led Center for Inclusion and Social Change.
CU-Boulder instructs students to refer to everyone by made up “pronouns” unless they tell you otherwise.
— Political Sock (@politicalsock) May 13, 2023
Measuring nearly 1,000 words long, the guide is brimming with other “woke” nonsense.
For example, it teaches students how to use and even pronounce made-up pronouns like ze, zir, and zirs. It also contains a whole lecture about being offensive.
“There are many terms that are offensive for people that identify as transgender or any other form of gender non-conforming. Some of these would be ‘it,’ ‘he-she,’ etc. Unless given explicit consent from everyone who will hear it, do not ever use any of these words when referring to anyone, as they are incredibly offensive,” the lecture reads.
“Would calling a transgender person by the wrong pronoun (like referring to a trans woman as he’) be offensive? If you do it purposefully with malicious intent, absolutely. If you do it on accident and you meant for the best, no way. But, if you continue to do it on accident and make no effort to change, then yes, it is offensive,” it continues.
The site also contains some words about being a so-called “ally,” which these days is basically just another term for a “woke” zealot.
“Being an ally is not a thing you are, it is a thing you do. Practice makes perfect and you are always evolving as a person. Mistakes happen, but what matters most is that you are dedicated in making this world a better place for everyone. Keep at it! You are incredibly valuable to the community!” it reads.
According to legal scholar Jonathan Turley, all this is just another example of “opposing viewpoints” being “declared to be violence.”
“That allows professors and students to rationalize their own act of violence or censorship,” Turley wrote in a blog post Wednesday.
It is a familiar position for many in higher education. Opposing viewpoints are now routinely declared to be violence. That allows professors and students to rationalize their own acts of violence or censorship. https://t.co/ptR7bjaN4y
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 31, 2023
As a recent example, he pointed to Hunter College, where now-fired professor Shellyne Rodriguez recently cursed out several pro-life students because she found their display of pro-life material to be “violent.”
“Rodríguez spotted students with pro-life material at the college. She was captured on a videotape telling the students that ‘you’re not educating s–t […] This is f–king propaganda. What are you going to do, like, anti-trans next? This is bulls–t. This is violent. You’re triggering my students,'” according to Turley.
“Even after a remarkably polite student said that he was ‘sorry,’ Rodríguez would have nothing of it. After all, espousing pro-life views is now ‘violence.’ Rodríguez rejected the apology and declared ‘No you’re not — because you can’t even have a f–king baby. So you don’t even know what that is. Get this s–t the f–k out of here.'”
Her behavior grew even worse when a New York Post reporter tried to speak with her: She held a machete to his neck and threatened to chop him up.
Thankfully, Rodriguez was fired after this altercation. But here’s the part that’s remarkable: She now claims to be the real victim.
In a statement to ARTnews, she said the incident has “taken a toll on my mental health, robbing me of my sense of safety, and creating reasonable fear that they would show up at my home to cause me physical harm, as has happened with so many other women who have similarly had their personal info exposed as a form of politically motivated harassment.”
Machete-wielding professor pulls giant victim card in defiant statement after firinghttps://t.co/OwnBUuvcsI
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) May 25, 2023
“Wokeness” very often does this, turning the perpetrators into the victims and the victims into the perpetrators.
In the case of the University of Colorado at Boulder, critics say the students are the victims because they’re being brainwashed with mindless garbage that has little use for them in their future careers …
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