8-31-2015 University of Tennessee’s Neutral Pronouns

In Knoxville, The University of Tennessee’s Pride Center Director, Donna Braquet requested on their website “that teacher, rather than calling roll, will instead ask each student to provide the name and pronoun he or she—or “ze”—wishes to be referred by. She says it relieves a burden for people expressing different genders or identities.” (The [Nashville] Tennessean, “Tennessee students asked to use gender-neutral pronouns,” August 30, 2015). Why would anyone send their children to be educated by people who don’t even recognize basic pronouns? In English, a noun is “the name of a person, place, or thing,” and a pronoun takes the place of a noun. What noun are these manufactured pronouns replacing? Try paying U.T. with checks signed by “ze!” “Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes” (Proverbs 26:5 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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