College Has Students Using ‘Ze, Zim, Zir’ Gender Pronouns – Yes, Really

College Has Students Using ‘Ze, Zim, Zir’ Gender Pronouns – Yes, Really

When this kind of story comes my way, all I can do is laugh. These people are so removed from reality, it is kind of sad. A pronoun guideline document is being distributed by Bard College that reminds students to be “inclusive,” which encompasses the use of so-called gender-neutral “Ze, Zim, Zir” pronouns. Bard College provided a FAQ document instructing them that some people are mentally deranged and want power over you so you should call them whatever you want. Okay, it may have been a little different than that.

“To create a gender-inclusive environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors, Bard College encourages all members of the campus community to indicate the pronouns they use for themselves, if desired, in classes, residence halls, workplaces, electronic communications, and other settings, and strongly encourages community members to respect pronoun usage,” the document reads.

The document also says that college members ought to use gender-neutral terms like “folks” or “all people,” not offensive, patriarchal, oppressing terms like “guys” or “gals.” This kind of language only marginalizes the most vulnerable in our society, blah, blah, blah. We could all write this ourselves we’ve heard it so much.

“A pronoun is a word used to refer to an individual or group instead of using their name (grammatically speaking, pronouns are used as a substitute for a noun or a noun phrase). Pronouns can be in the first person singular (I, me) or plural (we, us); second person singular or plural (you); and the third person singular (e.g., she/her, he/him, they/them, ze/hir) or plural (they/them). Some people go by just one set of pronouns, others use more than one set,” it continues.

The gender binary is what is wrong with society. I mean, only two genders? That’s absurd. Everyone know there are dozens of genders and more to be announced any second now. Who are we to judge people?

It’s too hard to parody these people anymore, I will leave it up to them to make their case for themselves.

“Non-gendered or non-binary pronouns are not gender specific and are often used by people who identify outside of the gender binary (the gender binary is a social system that provides only two genders and requires everyone to be raised as a man or a woman, depending on the sex assigned to them at birth). The most common set of non-binary pronouns is they/them/their used in singular. You may have heard these referred to as ‘gender-neutral’ pronouns, but that’s not always an accurate term because many gender-nonconforming people see themselves as having a gender.”

Barf, give me a break. I’m not using these and neither is this guy.

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