The PC police are already out in full force for this school year.
Matt Lamb reports at the College Fix.
Students will be marked down if they write ‘mankind’ in North Carolina State women’s studies class
A women’s and gender studies lecturer at North Carolina State University is docking her students’ grades for using “sexist language” in class assignments.
What’s sexist? “Generalized pronouns,” according to a portion of a syllabus obtained by The College Fix.
The directive is aimed at students in Nancy Bishop’s online class “Women and Poverty.”
“Thanks to evolution, generalized pronouns and other biased references are no longer acceptable in any class,” the syllabus reads in a section on “Non-Sexist Language.”
“You may NOT use ‘he’ or ‘him’ or ‘man’ to refer to both men and women,” it continues. Bishop tells students they can replace “mankind” with “humans” or “humankind,” and should write “she or he” instead of just “he,” though the syllabus is unclear on whether students should always lead with a female pronoun.
“Grades will be docked for sexist language in assignments,” the section concludes. It doesn’t specify how students should address gender identities outside of the male-female binary.
Students will be marked down if they write ‘mankind’ in North Carolina State women’s studies class (The College Fix)