Harvard Crimson Issues Correction for Using Pronoun, Says Only Proper Nouns Appropriate
Pity the poor Harvard Crimson.
When reporting from that bastion of political correctness, Harvard, it is quite easy to inadvertently wander onto the dangerous shoals of thought crimes. Such was the case when the Crimson used a (GASP!) gendered pronoun to describe a new member of the Harvard faculty and was subsequently forced to issue a correction for their heinous misdeed:
CORRECTION: July 3
An earlier version of this article used the pronoun "she" to refer to Vanidy "Van" Bailey, the newly appointed director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life. In fact, Bailey prefers not to be referred to by any gendered pronoun.
Fortunately the Harvard Crimson story has been cleansed of the offensive gendered pronoun so it is now safe for children and other living things to read it:
Harvard has appointed Vanidy “Van” Bailey as the College’s first permanent director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life. Bailey, the assistant director for education at the University of California, San Diego, will assume the new position on July 16.
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
Call out the Thought Police!
After correcting the introduction, this article relapsed into political incorrectness by again using forbidden gendered pronouns. Here is the proof of the disgusting thought crimes:
Last April, Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds announced her intention to hire a full-time staffer dedicated to serving the BGLTQ community on campus.
In a statement to students, Hammonds said that the decision was based on recommendations made by the BGLTQ Working Group, which she created in October 2010 to evaluate BGLTQ experiences and needs at the College.
...During the search for a new director, Emily J. Miller, a student at the Divinity School, served as interim coordinator. She oversaw the opening of the College’s first Office of BGLTQ Student Life, in Boylston Hall, in March.
How dare you, Nathalie R. Miraval! The author of this politically offensive article must now be taken to Room 101 for an intensive debriefing. Remember!
Not a She.
Not a He.
Not even an It.
But all three!
Hmmm..... Or maybe not.