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April 13, 2015

Scenes from the Culture War

At the University of Oregon, someone is busying filing complaints against someone else for "misidentifying" xer gender.

Xer is not a typo. Xe insists upon being identified by xer own slate of pronouns, and finds the conventional choices of he/she/it offensive.

Elle Mallon, who was the external vice presidential candidate on the Ducks F.I.R.S.T. slate, filed a second grievance against We Are Oregon regarding its response to her original grievance from April 3....

April 3

Mallon submits grievance against We Are Oregon for holding its kickoff event in a building with no gender-inclusive bathrooms.

April 4

The ASUO Elections Board rules that We Are Oregon broke the rules and as a result, it couldn’t campaign for 36 hours.

April 5:

..

6:21 – Mallon files a response accusing Allison of sexual harassment because she referred to Mallon as “Ms.” when Mallon identifies with the use of “Mx.”

7:30 – Allison apologizes in an email, saying:

"In every situation I’ve been in with Elle, Elle has said Elle’s pronouns were “She, Her, Hers," including on the Ducks F.I.R.S.T website. With that information, I used "Ms." when addressing Elle."

April 8:

Mallon submits a second grievance saying Allison chose to misgender her.

She cites the apology email from Allison as evidence saying that:

"Allison found a place where my pronouns were listed and then chose to misgender me anyway (My pronouns also include xe xem hyr and they them their)."

Oh, sorry. I said hyr pronouns included xer, but as you can see, xe prefers a different made-up crazyperson nonword, "hyr."

My apologies to Mx. Mallon, if Eep offended hyr.

As you can see, Eep've decided that "I" is too simple and commonplace a personal pronoun, and Eep believe Eep should have a more distinctive, elegant first-person pronoun.

Eep hope you will join meow in this convention, because referring to meow by the first person made-up subjective pronoun Eep, and "meow" for the objective case, is now mandatory, and enforceable by law.

Because if there's one thing weef (third person subject pronoun) all need is to be bossed around by narcissistic lunatics with Borderline Personality Disorder.


Thanks to @comradearthur.



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