by Philbert of Macadamia on 26/10/16 at 7:21 am
Fullerton CA – (SatireWorld.com)
California State University at Fullerton (Cal Fullerton) liberal arts students apparently don’t have enough to do between classes, e.g. possibly study for exams! These students adopt social causes to protest about, such as “Gender Neutrality.”
Gender Neutrality is the idea that policies, language, and other social institutions should avoid distinguishing roles according to people’s sex or gender, in order to avoid discrimination arising from the impression that there are social roles for which one gender is more suited than another.
Most Americans are familiar with college students preparing lists of their own verboten sexist words like mailman, which must be replaced by mailperson. They also create lists of newly minted gender non-specific pronouns for every variation in sexual orientation. However, the Cal Fullerton students wanted to plow new ground and decided that sailors and navies around the world have been calling ships “she” (a ship is an item dear to male sailors) for thousands of years. This practice must be ended according to the students! A contest was held for a new name/pronoun for a ship.
The winner was “shim” (she and him) followed second by penis-less and third by eunuch. Posters appeared all over the Cal Fullerton campus demanding that the US Navy change a ship’s pronoun from “she” to a mandatory “shim,” now that women sailors are also serving! In fact the protesting college students sent a Fax with their demands to the Navel Inspector General resident at the Pentagon in Arlington VA.
Three things occurred very rapidly: the administration and faculty at Cal Fullerton indicated that free speech trumps Gender Neutrality and there is no college policy enforcing any kind of speech code; the Admirals and their staffs receiving copies of the student Fax, were heard to utter some very blue language between rolls of laughter; and liberal arts students don’t know the difference between navel and naval!