Political correctness gone mad. Outrage as students are marked down for using 'mankind' and 'workmanship' in essays – and some universities have even banned the word 'she'.
Top universities across Australia have taken to slashing students grades for using banned 'gendered language'.
Terms such as 'man', 'she', 'wife', 'mother' and any other terminology that angers the PC brigade have been blacklisted.
Students claimed they have lost marks for referring to 'mankind' or 'workmanship' in assignments, as they are not deemed 'inclusive language.'
'People are losing marks for using everyday speech because it's not gender-neutral,' a politics student told The Courier Mail.
The student said the university can't just ban every word with 'man' in it, as more blacklisted words are uncovered, including 'sportsmanship' and man-made.'
'Students are advised to avoid gender-biased language in the same way they are advised to avoid racist language, cliches, contractions, colloquialisms, and slang in their essays.'
She said these issues should only marginally impact marks, depending on the severity of the infringement.
Queensland University of Technology students are also being impacted by the university's political correct crusade.
Students are being penalised for failing to use 'inclusive language', and warned against describing women in a secondary position to something or somebody else. This includes, but is not limited to 'wife of', 'mother of' or 'daughter of'.
The suffix 'man' is deemed sexist, due to the implication that the comment is referential of a male.
Griffith University tells staff and students to 'look for non-binary pronouns so that misgendering doesn't occur'.
Universities are even going so far as to reject notions of correct grammar in favour of excluding gendered language.
The University of Sydney prefers students to create sentences that are grammatically incorrect but politically correct, rather than use the horrible words 'he' or 'she'.
The University of Newcastle is yet another institution joining the fold, with an inclusive language guide that bans gendered language, telling students to use words such as humanity, human race or humankind instead.
At Last. A voice of Reason
Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham openly disagrees with the policies, claiming that they were enforcing 'nanny state stuff' on students.
'Our universities should be better than this rubbish,' he said.
These are the new bad words of a politically-correct psychotic generation. Freedom of speech? It's pretty much gone in leftist academia. See you at the funeral.
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