“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
- George Orwell, 1984
I should put that in large, bold text, but I won't. People either understand it, for good or ill, or they don't.
Trigger Warning: Profanity and Politically Incorrect and Offensive Speech Ahead.
Whilst drinking my morning coffee, I fat fingered my keyboard and found this little gem. It seems that Anne Scott is using her position and her bully pulpit to inflict her own sociopolitical agenda on her students (what else is new?) and one, Cailin Jeffers, dared to object to the asinine new order.
Put all breakables out of reach and read it for yourself.
Outrage as College Student is Marked Down On Essay For Using the 'sexist' Word Mankind
From the article:
A Northern Arizona University student had their grade lowered on a paper because they used the word 'mankind' instead of the gender-neutral 'humanity'.
English major Cailin Jeffers was told by her 'Critical Reading And Writing In The University Community' professor Anne Scott that she had been docked one point out of 50 on her essay for using the word 'mankind'.
Scott told Jeffers that the word is 'sexist' and 'has a history of holding women down'.Silly bitch. I found another article here:
Student Has Grade Docked For Using 'mankind' in English Paper
From the article:
A Northern Arizona University student lost credit on an English paper for using the word “mankind" instead of a gender-neutral alternative.Checking with the Oxford-English Dictionary, I discovered the following definitions:
Cailin Jeffers, an English major at NAU, told Campus Reform that she received an email from one of her professors, Dr. Anne Scott, informing her that she had been docked one point out of a possible 50 on a recent paper for “problems with diction (word choice)” related to her use of the word “mankind” as a synonym for “humanity.”
“The words we use matter very much, or else teachers would not be making an issue of this at all.”
“I would be negligent, as a professor who is running a class about the human condition and the assumptions we make about being ‘human,’ if I did not also raise this issue of gendered language and ask my students to respect the need for gender-neutral language,” Scott explained. “The words we use matter very much, or else teachers would not be making an issue of this at all, and the MLA would not be making recommendations for gender-neutral language at the national level.”
Mankind, as defined by the Oxford-English Dictionary:
The human species. Now only collect. Human beings in general. (First in Cursor M.; it superseded the older mankin)
†2.A.I.2 The nature of man; human nature. Chiefly in phr. to take (or fang) mankind. Obs.
†b.A.I.2.b Human feeling, humanity. Obs. rare—1.
II. 3.A.II.3 (Now 'mænka?nd.) The male sex; persons of the male sex. (Cf. men-kind.)
†1.B.1 Human. Obs.
†2.B.2 Male. Obs.
†3.B.3 Of women: Masculine, virago-like. Obs.
Sometimes indistinguishable from mankind a.2
Mankind, as defined by an online Dictionary:
noun1. the human race; human beings collectively without reference to sex; humankind.
2. men, as distinguished from women.
Humankind, as defined by the Oxford-English Dictionary:
[Properly two words, human kind; now commonly written as one, after mankind.]
The human race; mankind.
Professor Anne Scott will point to the obscure usage and start her screed, which I'll forgo. The meaning of the word is all in the usage, and if Scott is too thick to discern the usage, either the sentence in question is being written by a public high school graduate, or Scott is being deliberately dense. I'm betting it's the latter.
This entire business would have been swept under the rug if Cailin hadn't gone public with this incident and decided to hit back.
Personally, I think this SJW's career should be over. She ought to be fired and frog marched off campus by six JBTs of the sort who enjoy their work and are hoping a bunch of other SJWs will give them a change to try out their new cans of crowd control pepper spray.
The thing is, this silly bitch isn't alone. Universities in general, and particularly the arts departments, have been invaded by SJWs, Moonbats, and other warm, sensitive men of the 21st century, and as a result our language and literature are being modified to suite the new world order.
I'm old, and the mileage isn't getting turned back anytime this week. Next week isn't looking so good either. So I probably won't live to see this condition stamped out and the university, any university, returned to the state of higher learning that it should be. But I can dream, can't I?