Wellesley was traditionally the most non-neurotic of the women’s colleges. Not anymore evidently. PC piety is apparently in full bloom at poor old Wellesley. (College Fix story)
Some students at the venerable, all-female Wellesley College are calling for an end to use of the term â€¦ women.
A staff editorial in the Wellesley News bemoans the popular on-campus catchphrases such as â€œWellesley sisters,â€ â€œWomen Who Will,â€ and â€œWellesley women,â€ and asks that instead there be a more concerted effort to use gender-neutral language all around.
In particular, three suggestions put forth by the campus journalists are:
When discussing the student body, say â€œWellesley studentsâ€ rather than â€œWellesley women.â€
Avoid making statements like â€œWeâ€™re all women hereâ€¦â€
Use gender-neutral language whenever possible in syllabi and other general written communication.
The editorial also criticized Wellesleyâ€™s transgender policy, which accepts students who were born male but identify as female, but not students who were born female but identify as male.
It described the five-year-old policy as complacent and neglectful of the transgender and nonbinary community, and called on administration to revise it, as well as â€œusher in a more inclusive language standard for official communications. Additionally, we ask students to reflect these changes in their everyday lives in order to foster a more kind, empathetic environment.â€
â€œâ€¦ Our sentiments should not be misconstrued as a blanket demand to censor campus dialogue or dictate everyday behavior,â€ the editorial added. â€œWe are merely advocating for a kind environment for all marginalized identities that may step foot on Wellesleyâ€™s campus which can be implemented through policy and cultural shifts within the community and beyond.â€