When the University of Michigan, in an attempt to "foster inclusiveness," announced this week that it would allow students to choose their own "personal pronouns," which faculty and staff would be expected to use when talking to them, Grant Strobl had an idea.
While the school probably thought students would choose "he," "she" or the new gender-neutral pronoun "ze," Strobl chose a different one: "His Majesty."
“I henceforth shall be referred to as: His Majesty, Grant Strobl. I encourage all U-M students to go onto Wolverine Access, and insert the identity of their dreams,” Strobl, who is the chairman of Young Americans for Freedom, told the College Fix.
The university's pronoun committee made the decision because “asking about and correctly using someone’s designated pronoun is one of the most basic ways to show respect for their identity and to cultivate an environment that respects all gender identities," TheBlaze previously reported.
Each student's pronoun of choice will appear on class rosters so professors and instructors know exactly how to talk to them and how to refer to them. If faculty fail to use students' "preferred pronouns," they could face disciplinary actions, Heat Street reported.
While Strobl's request might have seemed like a long shot, the university wound up approving it. Others later followed suit:
#UMPronounChallenge You shall now refer to me as "The Exalted Reverend Doctor Architect," & everyone else shall refer to themselves as Mary.— David Brown (@theomegagambit) September 29, 2016
(H/T: Hot Air)
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