As social justice warriors continue to win influence, school administrators–ever wary of the possibility of lawsuits and public shame–continue to cave to the most ridiculous of student “requests.” The latest story comes from the University of Michigan.
Notice went out recently that professors were to address students by their “chosen pronouns.” Students could choose options like “he” or “she,” or they could go for something new and gender neutral, like the plural “they” or “ze.”
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But this new policy has backfired in the most hilarious way. A conservative student named Grant Strobl is the chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom’s board of governors. When Strobl saw that he got to choose his pronoun, he chose “His Majesty.”
Now Strobl says he has “no problem with students asking to be identified a certain way.” Yet, he felt it important to make a symbolic stand against what he feels is a ludicrous university policy.
The university vice president and provost of student life said employing preferred pronouns was “one of the most basic ways to show your respect for their identity and to cultivate an environment that respects all gender identities.”
Strobl feels the the pronoun situation is arbitrary and stands opposed to the university’s intention to discipline faculty and students who don’t play along.
— Grant Strobl (@grantstrobl) September 28, 2016
“I henceforth shall be referred to as: His Majesty, Grant Strobl. I encourage all U-M students to go onto Wolverine Access, and insert the identity of their dreams,” Strobl said in an interview with the College Fix.
Backlash from the SJWs who feel like their identities are being mocked has also been swift.Yet it isn’t nearly as funny. Still, the new policy has imploded. After Strobl’s passive resistance, others have joined suit. Many others are now changing their preferred pronouns officially, which will make it all-but-impossible to actually enforce the new policy.