A Gender Fender-Bender At UofW

It’s getting so you need a scorecard to keep up with the correct gender nomenclature of progressivism these days. Like this official “Working Glossary of Terms” that the University of Washington uses for students to figure out how to identify themselves. If you click through the link and scroll down the terms, you’ll see that “Male” and “Female” are not options. Instead, you’re supposed to choose “Cisgender,” meaning “describes someone who feels comfortable with the gender identity and gender expression expectations assigned to them based on their physical sex.” Notice the telltale word about how your gender identity is “assigned” to you. (Question: why is pregnancy “assigned” exclusively to the female of the species? Seems rather arbitrary and obviously discriminatory to me.)

It appears that some admitted students to the U of W didn’t go by the official glossary, and wrote down the offensive, microaggressive terms “Male” or “Female” in answer to the Gender question on the University’s Facebook page. Which prompted the following email from Paula Shields in the Admissions office:

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The most curious part is the sentence asking “If you posted a screenshot about this, could you delete it?” Pretty clearly the admissions office doesn’t want any of this seeing the light of day. I’d be embarrassed, too.