• WAR ON SCIENCE: Univ. of Iowa Issues ‘Pronoun’ Guidelines for Incoming Students

    Political Correctness strikes again!

    As a graduate of the University of Iowa, this is embarrassing.

    Mr. Miss, Mz. and Mrs. are so old school they aren’t even worth mentioning. As a nation we must be more inclusive. We must allow students to use pronouns to describe who they really are.

    Especially, if your name is “Pat”…these pronouns will really come in handy. It would be horrible if you hid all the normal cues as to what your gender was and then someone mislabeled you…the horror!

    Never fear! The college elites are here to help.

    Good job University of Iowa! It’s not like we don’t have some massive problems in the world…good thing you solved the identity problem with “pronouns”.

    From Iowa Campus Reform:

    Starting this fall, students at University of Iowa will be able to include their preferred names and gender programs in their school records.

    Three years ago, the university became the first in the nation to allow students to identify as transgender on their admissions application, and is now encouraging students not to “try to figure out a way to not use pronouns,” advising that once a student knows a classmate’s pronouns, to use them, The Telegraph-Herald reports.

    “Trans…students have to carry the burden and stress of disclosing their gender identity or risk being…misgendered.”   

    The university has ramped up its efforts to provide an “inclusive” campus in the past few years, even going so far as to dedicate an entire semester to promoting social justice through an art exhibit displaying offensive and racist imagery in order to bring the “consequences of injustice to light” and that the objects and images at the exhibit highlight “so much intolerance” that it would help them “see what acceptance looks like”.

    The video, which was published on the University’s YouTube channel, features a variety of campus faculty and students specifying their pronouns, and a chart including the pronouns “ze”, “zem” “zir or hir”, “zirs or hirs”.


    What the heck is a “ze” or “zem”?

    Some students don’t know what pronouns they are. Is that an indictment of our education system? Or an example of how far gone we are?

    The University doesn’t want those poor souls to be left out.

    “Trans identified students have to carry the burden and stress of disclosing their gender identity or risk being misnamed or misgendered,” the Assistant Director of Contracts and Assignments says.

    Another student reports having to email all of their professors during their first year at the university to tell them that the name the university was given wouldn’t match up with theirs and to specify their pronouns.

    Towards the middle of the video, a faculty member suggests that, in order to avoid misgendering, you can “just ask” or professors can “have students create name cards in class or meetings with their names and pronouns listed.”

    Students are also told that if they “make a mistake” when deciding which pronoun to refer to someone as, to “own it, and move past it”.

    The video is topped off with a message to not “make assumptions” and to help “make the University of Iowa as inclusive and affirming as possible.”

    Students are then provided a link to visit in order to set their pronouns.

    The purpose of college is to be affirmed and to feel included.

    Education…who needs that?

    S.C. Sherman

    Senior Editor

    Steve Sherman is an author, popular radio commentator, and former Iowa House candidate. His articles have appeared nationally in both print and online for Townhall, Human Events, Clash Daily, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, Red Alert Politics, Forbes, NRATV and others. All of his novels including his most recent tome, Lone Wolf Canyon, a modern day western that infuriates the left and all "Snowflakes," are available here.

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