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‘Freshman’ is too gender-based for Yale. Now, they’re officially ‘first year.’



Yale Snowflakes

For the sake of “greater gender inclusivity,” Yale University is ditching the words “freshman” and “upperclassman.” For the sake of sanity, I’ll officially declare I’m sick of the unnecessary changes being made at indoctrination centers, better known as colleges.

In the whole scheme of things, this isn’t a big deal. It’s all about homogenization. If we can prevent everyone from being offended by making sure inclusivity is the highest ethic to consider in all of our decisions, then we’re sure to make things better for everyone, right? If you even had to think about that question for a moment before answering “no,” you should probably be reading Slate or some other leftist publication instead of one of my articles.

We are creating a generation that is being trained how not to handle real-life situations. It’s almost as if the Dystonian world of Atlas Shrugged is somehow making its way into reality. Things change. I get that. These changes are ridiculous. We cannot continue to turn the future primary contributors in this nation into fragile snowflakes.

Okay, rant over. Let’s see what others are saying:


Yale formalizes freshman to first year change | Zainab Hamid, Yale News new terminology will likely appear in all publications and communications by the start of the next academic year, according to Yale College Dean Marvin Chun. Yale College Dean’s Office staff members were told about the change in an email last week, according to Director of Strategic Communications for Yale College Paul McKinley. Chun informed Yale College faculty about the change in an email Thursday afternoon.

Yale Replaces ‘Freshman’ And ‘Upperclassman’ With Gender-Neutral Terms | Rob Shimshock Ivy League university is not the first institution to make such replacements. Emory University nixed “freshman” in 2015 and the University of North Carolina did the same in 2009. Several other colleges, such as Cornell University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Virginia also use “first-year.”

POLL: 75 percent of Yale professors identify as liberal | Anthony Gockowski, Campus Reform recent survey shows that nearly 75 percent of Yale University faculty members identify as liberals, while a paltry 10 percent claim to be conservative.

Final Thoughts

Imagine a world where we could go to school and not have to deal with this level of weakness. At the end of the day, that’s exactly what it is. We are building a future filled with weakness where people need something to offend them just to have a reason to wake up in the morning. When that’s the case, eventually they’ll stop even trying.

+Jesseb Shiloh is not-so-new to blogging. He enjoys things that most don't and doesn't mind and occasional nap. And he's never ambiguous nor contradictory most of the time. Find him on Twitter.

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