Transgender Students Are Now the Bullies

Sep 30, 2016 by

LGBTQ activism at Michigan and elsewhere pushes entire school communities to change their policies

by Maureen Mackey –

Just when you thought our children and our families couldn’t get pushed around any further by the activism of a select few, get this: College students this fall are being encouraged to “change” their biological sex on university paperwork and insist they be called by whatever gender or designation they please.

If they were born male but are “feeling” female at the moment — maybe it’s the cool fall air — they can “change” their gender to the one of their choice. University personnel (including their professors) must then refer to them this way or be forced to apologize. Students can also have no gender at all, or choose something entirely “creative.”

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Top administrators at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor this past Tuesday announced a new campus policy that apparently was in development for more than a year from a “pronoun committee.” Students can select their own “designated personal pronoun” and inform the school of their preference.

“The University of Michigan is committed to fostering an environment of inclusiveness,” the school said in an email, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix and others. “Consistent with this value, the University has created a process for students to designate pronouns with the University and have those pronouns reflected on class rosters this fall.”

The school defines a designated personal pronoun as “a pronoun an individual chooses to identify with and expects others to use when referencing them (he, she, him, his, ze, etc.).”

Students need not choose only from the menu offerings — they can cook up their own chosen pronoun.

The esteemed institution also said, “Faculty members play a vital role in ensuring all of our community feels valued, respected, and included … These changes give students the ability to tell the University what pronoun they identify with for use in our communications and interactions with them. Asking about and correctly using someone’s designated pronoun is one of the most basic ways to show your respect for their identity and to cultivate an environment that respects all gender identities.”

Then came this directive for the faculty: “If you make a mistake and use the wrong pronoun, you can acknowledge that you made a mistake, and use the correct pronoun next time.”

Adding to the absurdity is that students need not choose merely from the menu offerings — they can cook up their own chosen pronoun. Whatever they pick, that “designated pronouns will automatically populate on all class rosters,” said the school.

One student (among many others) felt this so challenged the bounds of common sense that he threw some weight of his own around. Grant Strobl, a conservative student at the University of Michigan and chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom Board of Governors, changed his preferred pronoun on his forms to “His Majesty” — demonstrating the absurdity of the new policy.

“I have no problem with students asking to be identified a certain way, almost like someone named Richard who would like to be called Dick,” he told The College Fix. “It is respectful to make a reasonable effort to refer to students in the way they prefer.”

But a university-sanctioned use of arbitrary pronouns for all, in the name of “inclusivity”?

This is why, Strobl said, “I henceforth shall be referred to as ‘His Majesty’ … I encourage all U-M students to go onto Wolverine Access, and insert the identity of their dreams.”

Scores of parents, pastors, counselors, and others across the country object to the in-your-face tactics of the LGBTQ community and agenda. They believe American parents must stand up for traditional values and protect their families from a pushy policy of gender confusion and fluidity experienced by a tiny slice of people in this country. While no reasonable person sanctions bullying or any type of hurtful minimalization of people simply because of gender, color, race, or creed, neither should one group’s agenda be forced on everyone else in the name of “inclusivity” and “diversity.”

“Today’s LGBTQ activism is something we simply can’t ignore,” Michael L. Brown, Ph.D., of North Carolina told LifeZette. Brown is founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, North Carolina, and director of the Coalition of Conscience. “It’s a threat to freedom of speech, religion, and conscience — but not only that. In a very serious way, it wants to indoctrinate our children. Those who came out of the closet now want to put those of us with opposing ideas in the closet. It’s basically their way or the highway.”

In schools, in the media, in mainstream society, “there is now one narrative that’s put forth,” said Brown, who is also a nationally syndicated radio host. And if anyone differs with this narrative of inclusivity and diversity, “they’re going to be classified as a bigot, a homophobe, a transphobe, and they can be ostracized because of it. People have lost jobs over this if they didn’t openly affirm the LGBTQ agenda. It’s something we can no longer avoid and it’s touching every area of our lives.”

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Aside from the University of Michigan action, Brown shared this startling example: “In a preschool near where I live, boys and girls cannot now be addressed by those terms — that would be making a gender distinction. The children must now be called ‘friends’ — that’s the recommended term. And if, for example, the boys were specifically misbehaving, they could not be identified as ‘boys.'”

He also said one school in California has chosen to line up the children by sneaker color — rather than by gender. The school allows the kids to move back and forth among the male and female designations on a daily basis until “they feel at home in a particular gender.”

This is just “some of the madness” going on right now that people need to be aware of, noted Brown.

Source: Transgender Students Are Now the Bullies | LifeZette

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