Aside from Thomas Aquinas College and Christendom College, most Catholic universities in the United States have become a shell of their former glorious selves. From Notre Dame to Georgetown, the Catholic identity has been jettisoned in favor of modern liberalism.
The University of Dayton (UD) in Ohio added to this disastrous phenomenon recently by deeming the words “husband” and “wife” too triggering.
According to LifeSiteNews, the University of Dayton’s website, under the “Women’s Center” section, provides a list of “gender inclusive language” along with words that are too “gender-specific” and thus exclusive. Examples include:
- Man hours
- Cleaning lady
- Maintenance man
Now for the approved words that you might hear Canadian PM Justin Trudeau utter during a press conference: “humankind,” “layperson,” “staff hours,” “chairperson,” “spokesperson,” “spouse,” “partner,” “significant other,” “custodial staff,” “legislator,” “sales associate,” “business person,” “police officer,” “firefighter,” and “mail carrier” or “postal worker.”
Some students are fighting back against the language butchering. Piran Talkington, a UD sophomore, said the commissars are erasing history.
“By changing words like ‘husband,’ ‘wife,’ and ‘mankind’ you start to erase the history and significance of the journey that has been undergone in order to get society to the point where it is today,” he said. “Should we be inclusive? Absolutely. Should we change historical words with meaning to PC terms for no real reason? Absolutely not.”
After significant backlash, the website published a note that appeared to distance the university from the list.
“The gender inclusive language list is an educational resource — it is neither a guide nor an advisory nor does it represent University of Dayton or Women’s Center policy. It is geared to assist those who prefer to use gender-inclusive language as well as those who wish to avoid assuming the gender of an individual being discussed,” the note states.
“As a Catholic, Marianist university, we are guided by our mission to foster an educational community that welcomes and includes all people. As a Christian and educational community, we recognize that every person has innate dignity because all people are made in the image and likeness of God and we seek to create an environment where all persons feel respected, safe and valued,” it adds.