Policing Pronouns: How “Misgendering” Is Becoming The New Battleground Over Discrimination


Zero Hedge: Across the country, universities are ramping up misgendering rules for faculty and students. The most recent is Point Park University in Pittsburgh, which notified students that its Office of Equity and Inclusion will enforce rules against misgendering, pronoun misuse and deadnaming for individuals who do not use their classmates’ preferred pronouns. The university sent an email to students that states “any individual who has been informed of another person’s gender identity, pronouns, or chosen name is expected to respect that individual.” Students were informed that using the wrong pronoun was a violation and “action could be taken.”

Many of us have no objection to using a student’s preferred pronouns. Indeed, many faculty members try to avoid using pronouns altogether in class, rather than look up a student’s designated pronoun. Confirming the right pronouns can be challenging in the middle of a fast-moving class. Students today identify from a growing list of gender identities including, but not limited to, genderfluid, third-gender, amalgagender, demigender, bi-gender, pansgender, and a-gender. Pronouns can include, but are not limited to: He/She, They/Them, Ze/Hir (Ze, hir, hir, hirs, hirself), Ze/Zir (Ze, zir, zir, zirs, ze), Spivak (Ey, em, eir, eirs, ey), Ve (Ve, ver, vis, vis, verself), and Xe (Xe, xem, xyr, xyrs, xe).

We are seeing a new stage in the fight over pronouns, where usage is mandatory and misgendering is a sanctionable offense. In other countries, it can be a violation of the criminal code. In England, a woman, Kate Scottow, was arrested following a debate on twitter over transgender policy. A transgender activist charged Scottow with harassment and “deadnaming,” or using the prior name or gender of a transexual person. Read More …

Opinion: I searched for a Bible verse on pronouns but could find nothing appropriate. I struggled to write an assessment, and again went blank. There is one person that kept popping up in my head as I wrote this and it is this guy.

Then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama, shown in a 1999 file photo.

Here is a 10 year timeline on how we got to where we are today:

1996: Obama supports domestic partnerships and same-sex marriage—at least according to the paper trail
1998: Obama is ‘undecided’ about same-sex marriage
2004: Obama supports civil unions and civil rights for gays and lesbians—but insists that marriage is not a basic civil right
2004: Obama opposes the federal Defense of Marriage Act while running for a U.S. Senate seat in Illinois. He also opposes same-sex marriage
2007: During the Democratic primary, Obama reaffirms support of ‘strong civil unions’ that offer all the rights that come with opposite-sex marriage
2008: As a presidential candidate, Obama pledges to repeal DOMA and ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ which banned the service of openly gay troops in the U.S. military
2008; Obama says he is against same sex marriage because “God is in the mix”
2009: Obama signs the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act
2010: Obama starts ‘evolving’ on gay marriage
2011: Obama instructs the Justice Department to stop defending DOMA in court, saying that he believes it is unconstitutional
May 2012: Obama becomes the first president to support same-sex marriage
July 2014: Obama signs an executive order protecting LGBT employees working for government contractors
December 2014: The Obama Administration interprets the Civil Rights Act as supportive of LGBT rights

January 2015: Obama becomes the first president to use the word ‘transgender’ in a State of the Union address 

America was played like a fiddle. Sodomy was called an abomination in Leviticus 18:22, a ‘vile passion’ in Romans 1:26-28 and a crime until 1955, and thanks to one man, it is now celebrated.

A curious verse found in Daniel 9:27 regarding Antichrist:

“He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all.” Daniel 11:37 NIV

See more in the 10 year timeline HERE