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Sigh of relief! Washington State U. says it won’t punish students after all for “sexist” words

September 3, 2015

My latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

Adam and Eve: The Bible says “male and female” but you couldn’t

It’s now OK again at Washington State University to call a woman a “female.”

Inside Higher Education reports:

“Washington State University on Monday announced that it would not allow instructors to make ‘blanket’ bans on the use of certain words or phrases in class, even if those words and phrases offend people. Further, the university said that instructors could not punish students for use of such words or phrases.

Here’s a screen-cap (from the Fusion website) of Breikiss’s syllabus, stating that students could fail her course if they used such terms as “Illegal Aliens” or referred to “women/men as females or males”:

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Fowler was a little less harsh, promising merely to deduct grade points for linguistic no-nos:

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Ha ha–“people of color,” not “colored people”! What about the NAACP?

Posted by Charlotte Allen
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