Our thanks to Mike P for this. The start of the piece:
Essays will be marked down unless they use ‘gender-sensitive language’, students at a British university have been told.
Many universities are already advising students and staff not to use ‘gender-offensive’ terms such as ‘he’ or ‘she’ to describe people that could be either male or female.
And terms such as ‘mankind’, ‘manpower’ and ‘manmade’ are frowned upon by academics if used in essays.
But now the school of social science at the University of Hull has gone one step further by threatening to deduct marks from students for using such phrases.
A document sent to students reads: ‘Language is important and highly symbolic.
‘In your essay I thus expect you to be aware of the powerful and symbolic nature of language and use gender-sensitive formations.
‘Failure to use gender-sensitive language will impact on your mark.’
As always, passive-aggressive feminist ‘academics’ who are parasites on taxpayers, mainly men – they’d be utterly unemployable outside academia – are surely behind this effort at outlawing thoughtcrime.
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