A proposed policy change at the University of Minnesota could punish students and faculty alike for calling “transgenders” and “gender nonconforming” individuals by the wrong pronoun (what is culturally termed “misgendering”). Those who don’t follow the pronoun rule could face expulsion or job loss.
The proposed policy change also lets individuals pick the locker room, bathroom, and housing choice they want to use regardless of their biological sex.
Just last month, the University of Minnesota officially gave students a list of pronouns and gender options on its online registration website, MyU. Pronoun options include he, she, ze, the singular “they,” none, and “prefer not to specify.”
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