- Published: 02 August 2018 02 August 2018
Did Dr. Seuss write this? August 15, 2018
The University of Minnesota is working on a policy to allow University members to specify their gender identity and to specify their preferred pronouns beyond male/female gender status and pronouns such as his/hers, and he/she. The policy is the work of various groups including the U’s Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life. (I didn’t make that up.) Suggested pronouns one might adopt include “None” and “Ze/Zir/Zirs.” The genders one can assume (there aren’t just two) include “Nonbinary,” “Genderqueer” and “Two spirit.” One’s gender is not limited to those on the list because another option is “Enter your own.” It seems the Queer and Trans Life group regularly studies Dr. Seuss’s ABC. This is where we meet a Zizzer Zazzer Zuzz, the mysterious creature that lives in the forest.....
Since its gender is not specified, we probably can’t refer to it as Mr. or Miss.
Do we refer to it as Ze or Zizz?
Zirs or Zuzz? To get it wrong will cause quite a buzz.
Better to ask so as not to offend.
Thus, you are drawn in to the game of “let’s pretend.”
Isn’t it time we restore America’s culture?