Liberals are on a mission to destroy our society’s concept of gender and to force everyone to stop using words like “he” and “she.” In a recent article for CNN, Columbia University Linguistics Professor John McWhorter urged his fellow liberals to change with the times and refer to people of both genders as “ze.”
No, we’re not making this up…
“We are opening up to the idea that binary conceptions of gender are unnecessarily rigid and don’t correspond to the self-image of a great many people, and even that people’s sense of their gender may not correspond to their biological sex,” McWhorter wrote. “In this new world, a bland opposition between “he” and “she” seems increasingly antique, and even insulting, to many.”
McWhorter went on to say that switching to the pronoun “ze” will not be easy, as switching pronouns has historically been difficult for various societies.
This is why previous attempts to fashion gender-neutral pronouns haven’t caught on (believe it or not, there were once calls for the blend hesh!), and why as clever as today’s “ze” is, its evolution from in-house tradition to society-wide acceptance will be slow at least, and possibly ill-fated,” the professor continued. “Bias alone will play its part, surely, but even without it, new pronouns require a mental effort analogous to conceiving dimensions beyond the third.”
Despite the difficulties with it, McWhorter is confident that all Americans will be using the gender neutral word “ze” within 50 years.
“Assessing the prospects of new pronouns like ze and recast pronouns like they, my bet would be on they, in terms of the chances that, in 50 years, everybody is on board and on to the next controversy,” he concluded. “What we do know, however, is that we are at a point where anglophones will need to accept some kind of change in how we use the language. Call it a teaching moment –language not only never stops changing, but could not.”
God help us…Welcome to Obama’s America, folks!
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