A university is encouraging students to quit using the words manmade, master copy and civilisation because it believes they have sexist or racist undertones.
Sociology undergraduates at Aston University in Birmingham have been told to find replacements for words that could be seen to reinforce prejudices.
Offending words include immigrants, third world, tribe, civilised, and in some contexts, native, all because of their colonialist or racist connotations.
Language considered to be sexist includes one-man show, old masters, forefathers, seminal and masterful.
Instead, the options for one-person show, classical arts or artists, ancestors, classical or formative, and domineering should be used.
The document was leaked by a student who was too worried about reprisals to complain, said Toby Young, general secretary of the Free Speech Union.
A university spokesman told a newspaper outlet that sociologists were trained to think critically about language, and about how language can reproduce effects of power and exclusion.
But you couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried, and it seems that this irrational and authoritarian 1984 Woke and Cancel Culture movement is attempting to deconstruct our traditional faith, culture, history, social hegemony and cohesion, and language itself.
Aston University may just as well issue all students with a big sticking plaster at the start of each term with instructions to stick it over their mouths and leave it there until the term ends.
However, most students won’t even listen, and virtually none of them will stop using these words, and certainly, no one has been forbidden from using them. They might be interested in hearing another opinion and might think about things differently, even if they don’t agree, but they will form their own views.
However, it seems that they don’t like their opinions and are campaigning for their opinion to be banned because they only want people to express their views if they agree with it. Let’s just wire up the mouths of every student to stop them talking in case they offend anyone because this is simply ludicrous.
And then there’s engineering, which is usually left alone because it’s not really understood what they do, but what will happen when they realise all male fittings insert into female ones, are we then going to have none binary pipework and lots of leaks in the name of progress?
And while we’re at it, does this mean that woMEN will be called something else?
Or will male and female toilets and changing rooms be called any gender rooms? Why don’t they just get us to use sign language to communicate with and ban all spoken language?
And I wonder if all this twaddle will become MANdatory because it’s all becoming unMANageable and pretty stupid, or have we just become the victim of abuse by someone more powerful than ourselves?
This is utterly absurd, and in an endeavour to ensure that they’re not bolstering prejudices in any way, they’ve become prejudiced towards those who just want to use the English language.
All this rubbish is just making universities not fit for purpose because they’re supposed to be producing the next generation of scientists, engineers et cetera, not churning out miscellany degrees with woke flakes that provide no benefit to Britain, only validation that mummy was right and that they’re special.
Where will this all lead? Because in 100 years our history will be trashed, our heritage disavowed, our country no longer ours, and free speech and sexuality rewritten – George Orwell was so right and our future terrifying.