Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Fordham University Political Science Department Mandates Use of Students’ ‘Preferred Pronouns’

Posted by M. C. on November 13, 2018

On November 5, attorneys with the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuitagainst officials at a university in Ohio. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a philosophy professor, who says he was punished by Shawnee State University after refusing to use a student’s preferred gender pronoun.

Everyone should be free to express their values.

Some more than others.

The professor had rejected a male student’s demand to be referred to as a woman, citing his Christian beliefs for doing so.

Christianity is sooooo last millennium.

by Alana Mastrangelo


Fordham University’s Political Science department announced on Thursday that it had voted unanimously to adopt a new policy regarding students’ preferred names and gender pronouns. The policy mandates that professors must use a student’s “preferred” name and pronouns.

The Political Science department joins the university’s Modern Languages and Literature as the second department to adopt the new policy, which allows students to mandate that their professors and other faculty members refer to them by their preferred name and pronouns.

The department announced its unanimous decision in a tweet on Thursday.

Fordham Political Science@FordhamPosc

The Department of Political science voted unanimously to adopt the Chosen Name / Pronoun policy confirming that any students who wish to be identified by a chosen name can contact their faculty members via email and request their chosen name and pronoun be used.

The decision was announced just two weeks after Fordham undergraduate and law school activist groups demanded that the university publicly “resist transphobic rhetoric.”

Students were inspired to make these demands after reading an article by the New York Times, which reported that the Trump administration had been considering defining sex as “male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.”…

Be seeing you





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