Saturday, January 31, 2015

NY Univ. Strips Students of Gender Identification

Acting in a subservient role to the Gay Agenda, the Graduate Center at the City University of New York issued a new policy advising faculty to minimize usage of personal titles (Mr., Ms., Mrs.) when addressing students because identifying individuals by a gender salutation discriminates against the growing number of sexually confused "transgender students." Homosexualists are applauding the University PC police for furthering "gender inclusivity."

For background, read about the new gender-neutral pronoun "Hen" created to replace "he," "she," etc.

Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Girls College Struggles to Expel Student for 'Becoming Male'

Sex Change Possible Overnight in New York With New Law

Marquette University Bans Conservative Professor, Like a Terrorist

California School Bans Books by Christian Authors

Also read myriad examples of
censorship of "politically incorrect" speech on college campuses.

In addition, read Transgenderism is a 'Delusion' According to Victim

-- From "CUNY Graduate Center Drops 'Mr.' And 'Ms.' From Official Communications" by Tyler Kingkade, The Huffington Post 1/28/15

In a Jan. 16 memo to Graduate Center faculty, reported by the [Wall Street] Journal, interim Provost Louise Lennihan wrote that the new policy was part of the school's "ongoing effort to ensure a respectful, welcoming and gender-inclusive learning environment ... and to accommodate properly the diverse population of current and prospective students."

The Graduate Center told The Huffington Post that the memo was actually aimed at advising faculty about the school's new preferred-name policy, which allows students to go by a moniker other than their legal name on certain university documents such as course rosters, student identification cards and student email addresses. The students simply have to fill out a form.

Faculty speech has not been restricted, Graduate Center President Chase F. Robinson told HuffPost in a statement. "The memo that was issued on January 16 was intended to provide guidance to administrators in addressing members of the community; as such, it offered advice and did not set, nor does it reflect, CUNY policy," he said.

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From "CUNY: Don’t Address Students as ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’" by Mike Vilensky, The Wall Street Journal 1/26/15

The directive pertains specifically to administrators’ written interactions with students and prospective students, said Tanya Domi, a school spokeswoman. But the memo says the policy should be “interpreted as broadly as possible” and was sent to all faculty at the Graduate Center.

The policy goes into effect during the Spring 2015 semester at the Manhattan public university, where some 5,000 students study in doctoral and master’s programs.

The memo came after wide consultation with many faculty, staff and students at the Graduate Center, said Ms. Domi, a school spokeswoman. She also said the school was “working within a regulatory framework to comply with Title IX legal principles,” a federal statute banning gender discrimination in educational settings that receive government funding.

Saundra Schuster, an attorney and Title IX consultant for universities, said the statute is intended to protect individuals from gender discrimination—no matter how they identify their gender, including transgender individuals. But, she added, “to say they must [bar gendered salutations] because of the law is ridiculous.”

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From "University bans use of ‘Mr.’ and ‘Ms.’ in all correspondence" by Alexandra Zimmern, University of Wisconsin Madison posted at The College Fix 1/29/15

. . . Ari Cohn, free speech lawyer and advocate at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education [FIRE], took issue with the spokeswoman’s suggestion that Title IX requires or even encourages a policy similar to the one the graduate center has implemented.

“Title IX prohibits discrimination—nothing more,” he said in an email to The College Fix. “Unfortunately, this problematic justification is emblematic of a pattern that FIRE is increasingly concerned by: Title IX is being turned into a Swiss army knife that can be used by colleges and universities to justify (and provide political cover for) virtually any academic or institutional policy even tangentially related to sex or gender.”

“It’s difficult to find a principled reason why the perspectives of those who prefer traditional salutations should be valued less than the perspectives of those who favor their abandonment, and that is precisely why language policing is best avoided altogether—it always entails making distinctions based on subjective preferences for a particular viewpoint,” Cohn said.

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Also read Obama Administration Expands Title IX to Advance Gay Agenda including by Muzzling Students' Moral Speech, but nonetheless, a Christian College Won Title IX Transgender Dorm Complaint

And read Minnesota Says Title IX Forces School Boys into Girls' Showers

In addition, read Judge Forces Illinois College to Tolerate 'Anti-Gay' Speech