- Sexism Wins Over Princeton University (Image: MGN)
- Princeton University is getting rid of the “man” and filling their scholastic material with gender-neutral terms and phrases.
- Princeton’s Human Resources and Office of Communications released a four-page memo of what phrases were acceptable.
- Instead of encouraging students to be individuals, they are now lumping everyone into the same “neutral” categories.
When you think of Princeton University you think of the cream of the crop. You think of trust fund kids with the latest apparel from Ralph Lauren or determined kids who work three jobs just to put themselves through college. You think of class and education. Well now, Princeton University is changing a few things.
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The historic Ivy League University is taking the “man” out of the equation. That’s right, Princeton is now in the middle of changing all of the male-leaning language in their school material into “gender-neutral” terms and phrases.
- “Actress” should be replaced by “actor.”
- “Cameraman” should now be replaced by “camera operator.”
- The use or reference to the term “cleaning lady” will no longer be accepted, instead, you must say, “office cleaner.”
- New students will not be referred to as “freshman” but will now be called “first-year students.”
- The occupational name of “mailman” will not be called a “mail carrier,” “letter carrier,” or “postal worker.”
- Nothing is to be done for the betterment of “mankind,” but instead for “humanity,” “humankind,” or simply “people.”
- You must replace the words “waiter,” or “waitress,” with the term “server.”
- No one will be termed an “average man” but instead be called an “average person,” or an “ordinary person.”
The memo went on to say, “HR has developed these gender inclusive style guidelines to be utilized by all HR staff members in HR communications, policies, job descriptions, and job postings. These communication guidelines reflect the inclusive culture and policies at Princeton University.”
You would think that there would be some pride in your gender. Women fought hard to be seen as women, equal to men in power, status, and importance, but still different and individual as women.