“Regent’s Park College recognises the right of every individual to choose whether to be open about their gender identity and history.”
This is where the so-called slippery slope has brought us. It happened rather quickly, didn’t it?
FOX News reports:
Oxford college says students can be expelled if they ‘misgender’ peers
A college within Oxford University announced a new policy promising disciplinary action if students willingly or unintentionally “misgender” another student.
Regent’s Park College, one of the 44 colleges within Oxford University, released a “Trans Inclusion Statement” on Thursday. The statement describes the school’s intolerance to “transphobia” and was crafted with student input last year.
“Misgendering,” or using pronouns that correspond with a transgender person’s biological sex, is characterized as an unlawful form of bullying or harassment in the statement.
“Persistently misgendering an individual with the wrong name or pronoun, and claiming to have done so accidentally, might be experienced as harassment by the person concerned. People who are perceived to be transgender, including those who are intersex, are protected from bullying and harassment, whether or not the perception is true,” the inclusion statement reads.
“Transphobic harassment or bullying” is against the school’s harassment policy and U.K. law, and thus grounds for discipline which could include expulsion.
“Regent’s Park College recognises the right of every individual to choose whether to be open about their gender identity and history. Any unlawful discriminatory behaviour, including transphobic harassment or bullying of by individuals or groups, will be regarded extremely seriously and could be grounds for disciplinary action, which may include expulsion or dismissal,” the statement reads. “Such behaviour will be dealt with under the College’s Policy on Harassment and Bullying and within the relevant legislation The Equality Act 2010.”
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