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    Default UNH Bias-Free Language Guide claims the word 'American' is 'problematic'

    “American,” “illegal alien,” “foreigners,” “mothering,” and “fathering” are just a handful of words deemed “problematic” by the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide.

    According to the university’s website, the guide “is meant to invite inclusive excellence in [the] campus community.”

    Terms also considered problematic include: “elders,” “senior citizen,” “overweight,” “speech impediment,” “dumb,” “sexual preference,” “manpower,” “freshmen,” “mailman,” and “chairman,” in addition to many others.

    The guide defines words such as “homosexual” as “problematic,” offering “Same Gender Loving” as a more inclusive substitute. Similarly, a lack of gender-neutral bathrooms is, according to the university, “ciscentrism.”

    The university defines “ciscentrism” as “[a] pervasive and institutionalized system that places transgender people in the ‘other’ category and treats their needs and identities as less important than those of cisgender people.”

    “Ciscentrism,” according to the university, “includes the lack of gender-neutral restrooms, locker rooms, and residences.”

    Saying “American” to reference Americans is also problematic. The guide encourages the use of the more inclusive substitutes “U.S. citizen” or “Resident of the U.S.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    “American,” “illegal alien,” “foreigners,” “mothering,” and “fathering” are just a handful of words deemed “problematic” by the University of New Hampshire’s Bias-Free Language Guide.

    According to the university’s website, the guide “is meant to invite inclusive excellence in [the] campus community.”

    Terms also considered problematic include: “elders,” “senior citizen,” “overweight,” “speech impediment,” “dumb,” “sexual preference,” “manpower,” “freshmen,” “mailman,” and “chairman,” in addition to many others.

    The guide defines words such as “homosexual” as “problematic,” offering “Same Gender Loving” as a more inclusive substitute. Similarly, a lack of gender-neutral bathrooms is, according to the university, “ciscentrism.”

    The university defines “ciscentrism” as “[a] pervasive and institutionalized system that places transgender people in the ‘other’ category and treats their needs and identities as less important than those of cisgender people.”

    “Ciscentrism,” according to the university, “includes the lack of gender-neutral restrooms, locker rooms, and residences.”

    Saying “American” to reference Americans is also problematic. The guide encourages the use of the more inclusive substitutes “U.S. citizen” or “Resident of the U.S.”

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    when did you guys lose your f-ing minds?

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    OMG First world problems. In some places villages get overrun with marauding gangs that rape and pillage, while this place worries about the impact of the word "elders" on sensitive ears.

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    I used to just laugh and scoff at the stupidity of the left for wasting their time thinking and publishing this garbage.

    But then Bruce Jenner started cross-dressing in public and asked everyone to call him Caitlyn as if we all had to be in on the joke, and he was hailed as a hero.

    Now I take this crap seriously. How far down the rabbit hole does political correctness go? It seems we're all destined to be deemed the same and without meaningful differences, yet we're all "special" at the same time. We're all equal and deserving of the same treatment, unless you aren't, in which case special privileges are owed to you based on your birth situation, namely if you ever had ancestors who were mistreated.

    I wonder if, during these think tank like discussion, if anyone has ever suggested something as being offensive, demeaning, or otherwise unacceptable, and the entire group just stared back at them and said "Ha! Get the fuck out of here, that's just stupid."

    From the looks of this list I'm fairly confident that's never happened. If it has, I would love to know what it was.

    This is like a joke that is being told with a straight face and you aren't sure whether it is a joke anymore. I'm just waiting for the person telling said joke to start laughing and say "Damn...I got you there, didn't I?! Oh man...I had you going for a minute there... You should have seen your face! 'American is offensive'...oh man that was a good one.."

    I'm patiently waiting for the punch line, but I fear it will never come.
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    My head just exploded over “ciscentrism”!

    Holy fuck. Just start offering three rest rooms in every public place. "Men", "Women" and "You"

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    Hello... I'm Walter. I'm a same gender loving resident of the U.S. Can you direct me to the proper area to take a dump?

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    Statement from UNH President Mark Huddleston on Bias-Free Language Guide
    July 29, 2015

    "While individuals on our campus have every right to express themselves, I want to make it absolutely clear that the views expressed in this guide are NOT the policy of the University of New Hampshire. I am troubled by many things in the language guide, especially the suggestion that the use of the term ‘American’ is misplaced or offensive. The only UNH policy on speech is that it is free and unfettered on our campuses. It is ironic that what was probably a well-meaning effort to be ‘sensitive’ proves offensive to many people, myself included."

    — UNH President Mark W. Huddleston 

    http://unh.edu/unhtoday/statement-un...language-guide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Hello... I'm Walter. I'm a same gender loving resident of the U.S. Can you direct me to the proper area to take a dump?
    1. Were you born with a penis?

    2. Are you comfortable with having been born with a penis?

    3. Do you represent to others as a person born with a penis?

    Thank you. You may evacuate your bowels in that room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    My head just exploded over “ciscentrism”!

    Holy fuck. Just start offering three rest rooms in every public place. "Men", "Women" and "You"
    I think I'll edit this to "Men", "Women" and "ME! ME! ME!"

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    Fuck em
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    when did you guys lose your f-ing minds?
    I was just about to ask the same question, Mike...

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    I thought it was going to say "American" is problematic because, technically, Canadians and Mexicans are also Americans, being part of the North American continent.

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    What the fuck ever happened to teaching math and science?
    That shit's to complicated.

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    University of Michigan banned some words and phrases. A Harvard Law professor wrote a piece about colleagues choosing not to teach rape law due to complaints from students about "trigger words."

    A particularly nauseating passage from the article: One teacher I know was recently asked by a student not to use the word “violate” in class—as in “Does this conduct violate the law?”—because the word was triggering. (http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-d...ching-rape-law)

    What is happening here is that we are elevating words to acts of violence against those who take offense.

 

 

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