Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Penn State To Stop Using "Freshman", "Sophomore", Other Terms Because Of "Male-Centric" History

The woke madness never stops.

Penn State is removing all gendered and binary terms from their course and program descriptions to be more “inclusive” reports Human Events.

The Penn State Faculty Senate approved a proposition in April, which would change the terms freshman, sophomore, junior and senior to first-year, second-year, third-year and fourth-year. And, the terms “underclassmen” and “upperclassmen” would be replaced with “lower division” and “upper division.” 

According to the proposition, terms like “freshman” and “upperclassmen” carry a male-centric and binary connotation, making them sexist and classist. It adds that terms like “junior” and “senior” are similar to male father-son naming conventions. 

The university has supposedly “grown out of a typically male-centered world.” 

What’s more, according to Human Events, they want to stray from the use of gendered pronouns when referring to students, faculty, staff and guests in all admissions materials, scholarship information, housing materials and websites. 

Words like he, him, his and she,  her, hers would be replaced with they, them, theirs or student, faculty, staff member, etc. 

So, even if you identify as a female, you would instead be referred to as a they. 

The COVID-19 madness has certainly proved that there are a large number of idiots walking among us and the Penn State faculty, is apparently, aggressively attempting to prove that they are not exempt from expanded idiocy.



  1. The words man and men have etymological ties to both genders. Excerpts from: https://www.etymonline.com/word/man?ref=etymonline_crossreference#etymonline_v_6766

    man (n.)
    "a featherless plantigrade biped mammal of the genus Homo" [Century Dictionary], Old English man, mann "human being, person (male or female);

    Specific sense of "adult male of the human race" (distinguished from a woman or boy) is by late Old English (c. 1000); Old English used wer and wif to distinguish the sexes, but wer began to disappear late 13c. and was replaced by man. Universal sense of the word remains in mankind and manslaughter.

    Man also was in Old English as an indefinite pronoun, "one, people, they." It was used generically for "the human race, mankind" by c. 1200.

    The current hang-ups with gender are counterproductive. Those that consider terms such as freshman to be offensive or un-inclusive, or whatever their hang-up is, are wasting their own resources – mostly time an energy - and causing other to waste resources. If I were a student or parent of a student spending or considering spending my hard earned fiat currency units on the products and services Penn State offers, I would rather they lower their fees by eliminating the costs associated with trying to be “more inclusive.”

  2. "So, even if you identify as a female, you would instead be referred to as a they."

    However, "they" is also a gendered term in the woke lexicon. So calling someone "they" if they are not "they" can be considered misgendering, which is likely an offense at Penn State.

    Woke logic painted into a woke corner, so to speak.

  3. A person cannot insist on what pronoun MUST be used by anyone referencing them. They "belong" to the speaker or writer. Just as no one owns their reputation, no one has a "right" to be respected. This silly and tiresome wokeism is a total miscomprehension of what a "right" is. "Right" to be respected? No. Right to commandeer others' speech and language usage. No. Your reputation is not your property. If I'm not hurting you or your property, get outta my face, jackass...

    On a lighter note, I think I will start using words like:


    Bah, too easy. I'm already tired of this game...