In the latest entry of the Marxifying of America, the University of Minnesota is set to providing training classes for their faculty that will re-educate them on the proper use of gender pronouns and the nuances of gender identity and access.
Terrified that a professor might have the audacity to call a man in a dress “he” at any point, the university will put teachers and staff through The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life so as to (hopefully) reduce these potential instances of common-sense thought on campus.
From The Minnesota Daily:
University of Minnesota staff and faculty are training to facilitate the recently passed gender equity and access policy.
The policy asks that faculty use students’ specified names and gender pronouns, among other rules intended to make the University more inclusive of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life is now accepting applications for the spring cohort of faculty and staff training. The first cohort took place before the policy passed in December.
Saby Labor, GSC director, said the program aims to spread education to different areas of the University by assigning staff who are familiar with their unit’s culture.
“The staff who are now facilitators, they are deeply embedded in the context of their unit, department, college or center,” Labor explained.
Once trained, the facilitators are tasked with working to educate their colleagues, helping them work through questions and mistakes.
The training itself will not be mandatory, but the policies taught to faculty will be. The trainings are simply a way for the more, ah, social-justice-warriory among the staff to take the reins and get the tools necessary to corral all the other faculty into compliance.
“I think this is a good opportunity for individuals who are passionate and are interested and want to dedicate the time and energy to sort of be champions of that policy,” said Noelle Boonan, the director of student affairs at the university.
Yeah. Beware any professor, administrator, or janitor who considers themselves “passionate” about policing the language that people use to describe gender-bending students.