University advises against gendered language like ‘husband’ and ‘wife’

Campus Reform reports Wednesday that a page on the University of Dayton’s website advises against using gendered language in an effort to “create an environment where all persons feel respected, safe, and valued.”

However, those guidelines against gendered language, which appear on the Women’s Center section of the site, extend not only to professional terms like businessperson, mail carrier, and legislator — they also include “husband” and “wife.”

Saying ‘husband/wife’ violates Christian ‘dignity,’ school says https://t.co/PZtJ7iLIgy

— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) February 14, 2018

What’s that about dignity again? “As a Christian and educational community, we recognize that every person has innate dignity because all people are made in the image and likeness of God and we seek to create an environment where all persons feel respected, safe, and valued,” the website explains.

Non-gendered substitutions for husband and wife include spouse, partner, and significant other. And Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might be pleased to hear that “humankind” and “society” are preferred replacements for mankind.

Interesting. Last I checked the Bible used these terms specifically (E.g., Ephesians 5:25: “Genesis 2:24) and with “dignity”.

— Eric Gielow (@ERGielow) February 15, 2018

That is going to be surprising news to the Apostle Paul.

— Dorothy Dimock (@DorothyDimock) February 14, 2018

They have it backwards

— Doak Ian MacNeal (@Ian_MacNeal) February 14, 2018

This kind of thing is very helpful: it helps you know where NOT to allow your children to go to school.

— mumzie (@spine1692) February 14, 2018


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