Social justice warriors at the Ivy League school must feel like kids turned loose in a candy shop.
The TigerHub, Princeton’s student services interface, has been updated to include a choice of gender identity.
The form, which can be accessed only enrolled students, advises:
The University offers the option for you to select your gender identity.
You may select multiple gender identities.
Your gender identity is confidential and is not generally available.
Click Save or Apply to update your record.
If the information the student provides is kept confidential and not generally available, how are other members of the Princeton community to know the right form of address and personal pronoun to use? Sloppy, sloppy!
In addition, the choices are pretty limited. A student can identify himself as cisgender (though I can’t imagine a single soul who would choose to refer to himself by that ridiculous label). Other options are genderqueer/gender non-conform, man, other, transgender, and woman.
So if you’re one of the other 50-odd (very odd!) genders that “experts” on human sexuality have posited, you’ll just have to grin and bear it or choose another school.
Princeton has been at the forefront of other profiles in social justice. In August 2016, the university’s human resources department largely obliterated the word man from proper usage.
Instead of using “man,” employees are told to use words such as human beings, individuals or people.
Other guidelines? Instead of “man and wife” use spouses or partners. Switch out “man made” with artificial, handmade or manufactured. Don’t use the verb “to man,” as in to work something, instead use to operate or to staff. Throw out workmanlike and replace it with skillful.
In 2016, the administration at Princeton capitulated to a number of the demands delivered the previous year by a group of protesters that styled itself the Black Justice League. Among the demands to which the school acceded was the implementation of so-called affinity (read black-only) housing for black students.
In an earlier era, this would have been called segregation, and it would have been looked on grimly, but times have obviously changed.
(h/t Campus Reform)