As published in the Daily Mail, students and staff at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville received a memo advising them to avoid referring to anyone’s gender. The announcement came complete with a chart indicating new parts of speech.
Donna Braquet, head of the university’s Pride Center, wrote the new guidelines. Along with this latest mandate, she also advises staff not to call roll in class. The alternative is now to greet every student and ask the desired name and pronoun of preference. Braquet is quoted as saying the campus will become “more inclusive” if everyone follows her instructions. (Read more.)