Another university oppresses free speech
Yet another university, you know one of those bastions of learning and diversity, seeks to oppress free speech. This time the institution of learning seeks to emulate Orwell’s 1984 by issuing a diktat as to what words may or may not be used.
This crap is justified under the guise of promoting diversity.
Rubbish, this is straight out oppression and an attack on free speech.
The university should have it;s charter suspended and /or the council removed.
Cardiff Metropolitan University’s guidance dictates that “gender-neutral” terms should be used where possible, adding that students should not allow their “cultural background” to affect their choice of words.
It advises that the terms “forefathers”, “mankind” and “sportsmanship” should be avoided, as part of efforts to “embrace cultural diversity” through language.
Gender-neutral terms checklist | From Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Code of Practice on using Inclusive Language
Forefathers – Ancestors, forebears
Gentleman’s agreement – Unwritten agreement, agreement based on trust
Girls (for adults) – women
Housewife – Shopper, consumer, homemaker (depends on context)
Manpower – Human resources, labour force, staff, personnel, workers, workforce
Man or mankind – Humanity, humankind, human race, people
Man-made – Artificial, manufactured, synthetic
Man in the street, common man – Average/ordinary/typical citizen/person
Right-hand man – Chief assistant
Sportsmanship – Fairmess, good humour, sense of fair play
What a load of snowflake led bigotry and absolute codswallop. The so called academic community at this apology for a university should be ashamed of themselves for this assault on freedom of expression.