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Published On: Tue, Sep 15th, 2015

Colleges across the country now teaching, stating that gender is ‘fluid’ choice, ‘not a biological trait’

College students are told that being male and female is a choice, not a biological trait, says College Fix, summarizing the messages from colleges all over the country. “Whether it’s from the podium, inserted into the curriculum, integrated into orientation training, the message is clear: gender is fluid and a matter of preference,” their report begins.

UCLA is now joined by Oberlin College defining gender as “A spectrum or constellation of different behaviors, attributes and identifications.”

The Fix details many examples.

The University of California system’s new application now features six gender choices. It asks prospective students: “How do you describe yourself? (Mark one answer),” and applicants can pick from: “male; female; trans male/trans man; trans female/trans woman; gender queer/gender non-conforming; and different identity”…The application also asks: “What sex were you assigned at birth, such as on an original birth certificate?” Only two choices are offered: male and female. The “assigned” terminology implies gender can be reassigned.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill wasted no time reeducating its incoming freshmen on gender, promoting views that freshman Alec Dent said he found “disturbingly nonscientific.”

After skits intended to show the fluidity of traits generally identified with particular genders, Dent recalled: “The leaders proceeded to say that what society tells us about gender is wrong—that gender is fluid and so are the characteristics typically associated with genders.”

Event leaders even addressed the audience as “those who identify as male” and “those who identify as women,” Dent stated.

The Genderqueer Pride flag  photo Marilyn Roxie

The Genderqueer Pride flag photo Marilyn Roxie

George Washington University’s orientation last month, students were told to pick whatever gender pronoun best suited their perceived self-identity.

Wesleyan University’s Transgender Theory course, for example, assigns several books that teach gender is fluid, among them: Judith Butler’s Undoing Gender, Riki Anne Wilchins’ Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender, and Judith Halberstam’s F2M: The Making of Female Masculinity.

The course does not question the legitimacy of transgender theory but does take up questions such as “How can trans narratives become legible to social and political articulations of personhood?” the online class description states.

University of Pittsburgh students are taught genders can change over time, and officials released their “Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources” document, encouraging professors to ask students to write down a preferred pronoun, such as he/she/they/zi/zie…

Other campuses that push the use of ze/zie and other made-up pronouns to promote gender fluidity include Harvard University, American University, the University of Vermont and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

At Oberlin College, its definitions of gender, sex, and sexuality clearly outline that gender is fluid and different from both sex and sexuality.

Oberlin’s summary says a “more accurate way of understanding gender” is as “a spectrum or constellation of different behaviors, attributes and identifications.” The paper defines gender as “that which a society deems ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine.’”

Great analysis by The College Fix, more HERE

photo Marcus Werthmann

photo Marcus Werthmann

 

 

 

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  1. Damon says:

    You might also want to address the fact that they define “sex” as biological, while gender is social. And you also might want to mention that all pronouns were at some point made up. The Romans certainly weren’t saying “he” and “she.”

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