How Folx-sy

Yesterday we noted the exchange in the House hearing with Columbia University president Minouche Shafik in which she was asked about the use of the term “folx” in Columbia University’s School of Social Work. President Shafik professed ignorance of the term, but this is very likely an outright lie, as the term has been catching on in academia for a long time, like “Latinx.”

Here, perhaps, is a clue to what’s behind this deliberate mutilation of the language (among other mutilations). The video is only one minute long, but seems so much longer:

Prediction: At some point in the future—perhaps several decades from now alas—we’re going to look back on the gender and identity insanity of the current moment the way we now look back on phrenology and lobotomies.

And keep in mind that none of this could have spread so widely without the ideological hothouses of our universities. President Shafik undoubtedly knows this, but like most college leadership today is too spineless to do anything about it, let alone admit it.

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