“a ham-handed attempt at regulating language from the top-down”
This is just like the Latinx thing. The left can’t stand that some languages incorporate gender.
The College Fix reports:
Michigan State releases ‘inclusive’ guide for Romance languages
Professors in the Romance languages department at Michigan State University should ensure they use “inclusive language” and utilize “social justice resources,” according to a guide currently on a school website.
The Department of Romance and Classical Studies lists resources on how to make languages such as French and Spanish “gender neutral” and how to incorporate “non-binary” pronouns into Italian.
A conservative think tank in Michigan called the guide a “waste” of taxpayer dollars in emailed comments to The College Fix.
“The MSU guide is a ham-handed attempt at regulating language from the top-down (no offense to hams),” Jarret Skorup, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s vice president for marketing and communications, told The Fix. “The ‘inclusive language’ guides are often nonsensical and hypocritical – Michigan State University has and continues to violate the suggestions and guidelines.”
“This work likely took months and who knows how much money,” he said. “Their hearts are in the right place, but micromanaging language like this is very unlikely to actually work.”
“MSU should have stuck to a much simpler guide, which can be laid out in one sentence: Faculty, students and staff should do their best to be fair, kind and compassionate [in] how they speak to and about others,” Skorup said.
He called it “the latest example of taxpayer-funded waste in higher education.”
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