"He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them "Mankind" when they were created.
--- Genesis 5:2
Poor G0D. He, or maybe I should say, "It," was so behind the times. If the deity had only gone to
Just in time for the fall semester,
"Gender-inclusive language is writing and speaking about people in a manner that does not use gender-based words," says the guidelines. "Gender binary is the traditional view on human gender, which does not take into consideration individuals who identify as otherwise, including and not limited to transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, and/or intersex."
Gone are references to men and women, male and female. It's what's in your head, not your genitalia, that defines you and me.
No more actresses, only actors. Coed? Out. Replaced by student. Forefathers? Gone. Ancestors is the preferred word. Forget freshman. It's now first-year student or frosh.
If students play Scrabble on campus, this could be a problem. A search of WordFind.com turns up scores of words with man in them. They include manifest. How will history students be able to study Manifest Destiny, a philosophy central to the creation and sustaining of America? What about the manna from Heaven eaten by the ancient Israelites? OK, that's easy. It can be called bread. Will they no longer serve a Manwich in the
There is something deeper occurring in culture than any university guidelines seeking to wipe out common sense and a notion of who we are. Academic liberalism, once thought to be instructive, even ennobling, is now part of a larger effort to not only destroy America's foundations, but dilute and diminish G0D's greatest creation. It is an unrelenting attack on humanness (another word with man in it that
Witherspoon would be shocked to read that moral philosophy has been replaced by gender neutrality. As a Christian, he would be astounded at how the nation has moved from the notion that we are created by G0D -- who presumably may no longer be referred to as "He" at