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Published On: Wed, Sep 27th, 2017

Ohio State’s Students for Trump leader, Nick Davis, refuses to provide gender pronoun

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Nick Davis has made a name for himself after launching Students for Trump at Ohio State University, working “to help create an environment on this very liberal campus where people can openly support Donald Trump” but now challenges leftist ideals at the campus as part of the Undergraduate Student Government’s General Assembly.

Davis declined to put his preferred gender pronouns on his name tag – the only student to do so, out of the 40 students.

The “He/him/his” “She/her/hers” additions to the name tags were not required. Nor, Davis said, did he think it was needed, at least in his case.

“I don’t think it is necessary when it comes to myself personally,” he told The College Fix.

He went on, “If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it’s safe to assume it’s a duck. I look like a male, I sound like a male, it’s safe to assume I’m a male.”

Davis told The Fix: “Universities used to be the beacon of free speech where differing opinions were valued and encouraged. Today, PC culture and ‘social justice’ culture almost encourages a uniform way of thinking. Campuses now try to make people with different viewpoints think they’re wrong and bad for thinking differently, when that’s simply just not true.”

Alex Leeder, the student government’s director of diversity and inclusion, told The Lantern the name tag additions were done “to be more inclusive and more conscious of asking about people’s pronouns instead of assuming people’s pronouns.”

Sen. Tony Buss said the effort is not unique to the student government.

“This is simple, really. In respect of everyone in the organization, we chose to include pronouns on nametags so everyone knows what they are, since we all have pronouns. Additionally, many OSU departments have done the same,” he told The Fix via e-mail.

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