December 19, 2017

High School Eliminates Word 'Freshman' to Be More 'Gender Inclusive'

Rebel Staff

Left wingers in the United States have become so obsessed with political correctness that virtually any reference to gender is now deemed "offensive." Now a Massachusetts high school says it wants to replace the word "freshman" with a more "gender inclusive" term.

This change was recommended by the school's Gender and Sexuality Alliance Group, which came up with suggestions for the school's handbook.

“Changing the way we use pronouns has been a challenge for me,” said Eileen Corbeil of Easthampton. “I want people to feel comfortable and if it means that I have to change the way I use my language, I’m ok with that.”

Not everyone is onboard with this change, however. 

“Currently High School students would have the right of free speech to use the term 'freshmen',” James Winston, Esq., told WWLP.

"The school would have a very high bar to show that there was some type of harm that would happen with that term being used."

We're on a slippery slope with all the words and terms the left is getting rid of, and ridiculous movements like this one begs the question of what the left's next target will be. Where will this madness end? 

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commented 2017-12-20 13:14:45 -0500
This is right up there with that school that changed the colour of its commencement robes in terms of national importance. Something of critical national importance, especially in Canada where US grade terminology such as “freshmen” are rarely used to begin with.
commented 2017-12-20 11:20:54 -0500
JAN G commented 18 hours ago
The main problem with society……………………….the schools.
Why aren’t there more private, affordable schools, opening? Like, Professor Peterson……….why isn’t he starting a new university?
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Jan, there are already several private colleges and universities in Canada. They are Christian institutions so the Left wing groups like the teacher’s societies and law societies can slag them with impunity as they did with Trinity Western. If your kids want a traditional worldview experience then enroll them in one of them. Just don’t whine that they hold you to their standards of conduct if you do.

Here is Malcolm Muggeridge’s view on the role of public education in our society. Ring any bells for you?

“So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over—a weary, battered old brontosaurus—and became extinct.”
commented 2017-12-20 04:21:10 -0500
The reference to ‘Freshman’ needs to be eliminated immediately ! ….. Along with manipulate, manual, manufacture, manage , maneuver, manners in fact any mention (OOPS ) of anything that is not ‘gender inclusive’
commented 2017-12-20 04:17:50 -0500
The reference to ‘Freshman’ needs to be eliminated immediately ! ….. Along with manipulate, manual, manufacture, manage , maneuver, manners in fact any mention (OOPS ) of anything that is not ‘gender inclusive’
commented 2017-12-19 17:02:38 -0500
It just dawned on me, the reason why so many schools and universities are changing all these pronouns, etc.. Despite being the liberals they claim they are, they are making sure these changes are in place so when Sharia law becomes mainstream, the LGBTers will be safe!
That’s the liberal way of handling the immigrant problem.
commented 2017-12-19 17:01:11 -0500
It just dawned on me, the reason why so many schools and universities are changing all these pronouns, etc.. Despite being the liberals they claim they are, they are making sure these changes are in place so when Sharia law becomes mainstream, the LGBTers will be safe!
That’s the liberal way of handling the immigrant problem.
commented 2017-12-19 16:57:18 -0500
The main problem with society……………………….the schools.
Why aren’t there more private, affordable schools, opening? Like, Professor Peterson……….why isn’t he starting a new university?
We need to weed out (since it’ll soon be legal!!) the nut case Marxists in our schools and schools boards and start attracting kids to an environment with some sense of sanity.

Hey Prof. Peterson…..why not? Imagine if Ezra was a professor. Quality education.
commented 2017-12-19 16:50:09 -0500
We keep hear about how stupid or politically correct a certain politician or institution is when they bring in lefty progressive changes. But I don’t think they are either stupid or PC. They don’t care about not stepping on somebody’s toes. The changes to promote mass migration and to remove certain vocabulary and historical figures, to name a few, are done specifically and intentionally to cause harm to a certain segment of society or a certain political group. Case in point: Lindsay Shepard. Turns out nobody actually filed a complaint against her. It was the liberal department chair who wanted to his own damage to Lindsay’s views, not protect somebody else’s rights. This might be George Soros’ grand plan?
commented 2017-12-19 16:48:31 -0500
They’re eliminating freshman in fear it sounds like sexual harassment.
commented 2017-12-19 16:48:18 -0500
They’re eliminating freshman in fear it sounds like sexual harassment.
commented 2017-12-19 16:48:07 -0500
Sorry. I used the “trump”. Upper or lower case “T,t”, that HAS to be triggering. I apologize.
commented 2017-12-19 16:39:27 -0500
… Right up there with Gandhi and MLK.
… Remember when courage used to be courage, and not “social” courage?
commented 2017-12-19 15:26:50 -0500
Good one Maurice!
commented 2017-12-19 14:44:14 -0500
Why don’t these SJWs and radical feminists ever take on real issues… like say, for instance, a deck of cards. Kings trump Queens!! How misogynistic can you get?!? (That’s sarcasm, by the way… just in case the trolls take me seriously)