Over the last several years, we have seen the migration of progressive culture from the halls of college campuses to the mainstream. The creation and recognition of International Pronouns Day is a perfect example.
If you havent heard of International Pronouns Day, youre not alone. Its new, having been first recognized just last year. It occurred again yesterday and is already being treated by many as completely mainstream.
This concept grew directly out of the recent embrace of transgenderism in higher education, where the special day for pronouns is being heavily advanced and celebrated.
This article is from the University of Washington school newspaper:
New pronoun option coming for students; celebrate International Pronouns Day Oct. 16
Starting this academic year, the University of Washington is implementing an option allowing students and other members of the UW community to express what pronouns they go by in their everyday lives.
The UW Office of the Registrar plans to integrate pronoun use into class rosters as early as winter quarter if resources and schedule allow.
Providing instructors with their students self-identified pronouns is our highest priority so that faculty dont have to assume them based on name or appearance, said Helen Garrett, UW Registrar.
This is no longer limited to college campuses, however. It has infiltrated politics at a national level. Marina Patrofsky reports at The Hill:
2020 Democrats recognize Pronouns Day
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro was the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to mark International Pronouns Day Wednesday.
Using someones correct pronounsand giving your ownisnt difficult. Im Julián Castro, he/him/él, Castro tweeted.
It takes one extra breath to help people feel seen and respected. I think thats worth it. #PronounsDay he continued.
See Castros tweet below:
Elizabeth Warren is also talking about it:
You may recall that CNNs Chris Cuomo recently got himself into trouble for not taking this concept seriously enough. CNN takes it very seriously, as you can see below:
Why it matters what pronouns you use to refer to people and what to do if you slip up
If you feel like youve been hearing about pronouns a lot lately, youre on to something.
Sam Smith took to Instagram in September to announce that their pronouns are they/them. Merriam-Webster announced a few days later that they can also be used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is non-binary, meaning neither male or female. And recently, Sen. Kamala Harris introduced herself at a CNN LGBTQ Town Hall by stating that her pronouns are she, her and hers.
Maybe all this is new to you. Maybe youre a little confused. Maybe youve been doing this for a while, but you know a friend, coworker or family member who could use some help. Whatever the case, weve got you covered.
Finally, heres CBS News devoting over five minutes to reporting on this.
If you want to know what Democrats will do tomorrow, simply look at what the campus left is doing today.
It has become a nearly perfect prediction model.
Featured image via YouTube.