It seems like every single day features some kind of wackiness coming out of the higher education system, and today isn’t going to be any different.From the invention of the “safe space,” to the whole “white privilege” nonsense, liberals working in universities never run out of crap to invent to protect delicate snowflakes attending their classes.
A good case in point is a document from two universities advising professors to “challenge the gender binary” and to avoid “microinequities.”Yes, there’s yet another “micro” to add to the ever growing list.
According to Campus Reform, Two universities are offering faculty guides advising professors to “challenge the gender binary” and avoid “microinequities” in the interest of making classrooms gender inclusive.
Carnegie Mellon University, for one, has produced a guide for creating an inclusive learning environment warning professors that using gendered language, forgetting student names, or other “small unconscious behaviors” in class can make women and minority students feel that they are not valued.To combat the threat of being non-inclusive, professors are told to steer clear of “microinequities,” which are defined as “small unconscious behaviors…that certain groups experience repeatedly.”
Using examples from a 1982 study, the guide explains how women can be disheartened by the harrowing microinequities, explaining that “women report that instructors tend to interrupt them more often than men, ignore them more often, call on them less often, ask them more recall questions and less analytical questions, acknowledge their contributions less, and build on their answers less.”
Over time, the guide alleges, these microinequities can “add up” and make students both less productive and less willing to contribute in class.Here’s a small sample of the suggestions the guide makes:
Instead of calling roll, for example, professors should instead pass around an attendance sheet or allow students to introduce themselves, being aware that students may choose such pronouns as “they/them/their” or “zee/hir/hir.”
Using gender-neutral pronouns is just one step to make the classroom trans-inclusive, but CSUN says professors should go a step further and “challenge the gender binary” because it can be “misleading, unwelcoming, and discouraging.”This garbage is getting wildly out of hand. We are witnessing the wussification of an entire generation of American citizens, and it’s enough to make you want to puke.
Just think. One day these same kids will be running for political office.
Heaven help us.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]