Deborah Ford (D) is leaving her position as Chancellor of UW-Parkside this summer – but not before she continues down the path of wokeness. This Fall, students will be able to add their pronouns to their student records. The list of options contains such pronouns as per/per/pers, ze/hir/hirs, or ze/zir/zeir. They can also use traditional pronouns he/his/him or she/her hers. Also among the options are “prefer not to answer” or “ask me about my pronouns.”
A Parkside student, who preferred to remain anonymous, told KCE that the Dean’s Office sent out an email to the student body on March 28, informing them of a new change to “policy 99.”
“In light of the targeted slaughter of Christians on Monday. This was incredibly tone deaf [decision]. Unlike past tragedies, no statement has been made to affirm support or solace of Christian students and staff on campus,” said the student.
The student gave us a copy of the new police that was enacted by Ford and will take effect this Fall.
According to the new policy:
“The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national and global communities…..Introducing revised University of Wisconsin Policy 99 – Recognized Name, Gender, and Pronoun Policy.”
The new rule goes on to say that “Pronouns are words that refer to either the people talking (like you or I), or someone or something that is being talked about (like she, they, ze and his). Personal pronouns refer to a unique and individual person. You can signal your pronouns by adding them to your student center, adding them in your email signature, and sharing them whenever you meet someone. By introducing yourself with your name and pronouns, you open the discussion for someone to share their pronouns with you. People may choose to use a pronoun. Using someone’s correct pronouns is a way to respect them and create an inclusive environment, just as using a person’s preferred or chosen name can be a way to respect them. Often, people assume another person’s gender pronouns based on appearance or name. Assuming or mistaking someone’s pronouns can send a potentially harmful message: that people must look a certain way to demonstrate the gender that they are or are not. “
There will be nine options for students:
- Prefer Not to Answer
- Ask me about my pronouns
Parkside insists that “legal sex” refers to person’s biological status and is typically assigned at birth. KCE is unaware of a case in which someone’s “legal” sex is not determined at birth. “A person’s gender may be the same as or different from their birth-assigned sex” says UW Parkside.
Parkside did issue a statement of caution, however saying “Please note that a recognized name is considered “Directory Information” and may be released (when appropriate) without the expressed written permission of the student/employee. The university is not able to ensure that recognized name, gender, or pronoun will be used by all members of the UW-Parkside community.”
KCE recently sued Ford and UW-Parkside successfully after the university attempted to unlawfully hide records pertaining to a multiple violent felon they hired with no qualifications, interview, or background check.