Stabbing someone is assault — with potentially deadly consequences, but that does not stop the far left from equating this type of violence with using the wrong pronoun for someone, even if they have only recently made the switch to another gender or changed their preferences. One college wants us to be so sure about proper pronoun use that they are hosting an event to explain to the less woke among us that misgendering is as severe of a crime as actually stabbing someone with a knife.
San Diego State University is hosting an entire event designed to get students to adopt terms like “folks” instead of “guys” to make sure that no one feels mislabeled or that they are being addressed the wrong way. This latest initiative is part of an ongoing effort to remove gendered language of all types form the campus entirely. One speaker felt so attacked when the wrong pronoun was used that they likened this form of speech or address as on par with a physical attack. To them, being called by the wrong gender is “like being stabbed.”
The College Fix reports that the latest event designed to control speech at San Diego State University is focused on removing even broad forms of gendered speech – “ladies”, “gentlemen”, “you guys” and other casual terms should not be used. If these common terms do slip in to your conversation, it is basically the same as attacking the person you are speaking to and violently stabbing them with a knife.
The latest event is focused on teaching the students how to properly use pronouns – and is called “Pronouns 101”. Speakers and representatives of the school’s government were on hand to ensure that the less woke attendees were properly instructed in pronoun use.
According to Mile Reyes, school administrator:
“Some languages are more gender-neutral and are more able to incorporate gender-neutral pronouns in language, but when that’s not inherently in the system, we make it work…because [language] is meant to evolve,” Reyes explained
He went on to say that using the incorrect pronoun was disrespectful and gross:
“Referring to somebody with the wrong pronouns can make them feel just gross, it’s just disrespectful and it makes people feel invalid or invisible, and dismissed, alienated, dysphoric, and a bunch of unpleasant things,” Reyes continued.
The “Pronouns 101” event was part of a day long series of workshops and classes at the school’s “Transgender Awareness Day.” One of the speakers explained that being misgendered was like being stabbed.
“I remember when I was first starting to transition and people would misgender me…It kind of felt like being stabbed, you know, but at the same time you’re being stabbed and you’re hurt, but you have to turn around and tell the person, ‘Oh actually don’t use this knife, I know you wanted to use a pom-pom to massage me or something instead of the knife that they went for.’” Palau said during the event, “It’s like having to do the labor of the emotional work while you’re kind of wounded yourself.”
This is not the first campus to begin to trod on free speech – in 2018, Hull University threatened students with lower grades if they used gendered language on English and writing assignments. This event is just a step closer to fewer rights at school and the type of hyperbole that continues to fuel censorship on and off college campuses.