Some news stories that just didn't sit right with yours truly...and one that did.
Last week, I wrote about the push for gender-neutral pronouns on our local campus.Well, the University of Tennessee is not going down the tried and true (cough) road of political correctness. UT President Joe DiPiero tried to make the point that use of gender neutral pronouns on campus were not required, but it was too late. Basically, the university was up to it's educated ears in flack and ridicule.
Originally, the idea was to provide a term that was comfortable to those who have difficulty identifying with the "gender binary" and limited choices of man and female.
Mini-soapbox: This may sound harsh, but there are a whole lot of people that don't identify with a wide variety of labels and social mini-assessments. Most of us are not going to be given a choice and it may be upsetting. I just want to put that out there. So, make friends, pair up, partner up and carve out your own corner of the world. People who care about you will call you whatever you want to be called - gladly.
Meanwhile, while you're at the university...get an education. Make THAT the focus. Somebody is paying big bucks for that education.
AW, DAMON...COME ON, MAN
Geez, Louise, doesn't comedian Damon Wayans have a public relations person? 'Cause if he does, that person needs to stand between Damon and microphones at all times. Like when he defends Bill Cosby and calls his accusers "un-rapable."
Really, dude? You want to take that attitude about it? You have no personal knowledge of anyone's guilt or innocent and no apparent disgust at the possibility that one human might take advantage of another human being? But you're going out on a limb to saw that these women weren't worthy of ... a criminal assault?
What was the goal of your quote, Damon? If it was popularity, call me. I've got bad news.
BILL...YOU NEED ANOTHER LAWYER
Monica Pressly, Bill Cosby's attorney, made the statement, "Offering drugs is not a crime."
That doesn't sound right to me. I don't think the drug was aspirin or acetominophen. Are Quaaludes legal anywhere?
Is this true of all crimes? I can just offer to do something illegal and that is fine? Do all criminals know of this development?
WAY TO GO, JOE!
Boy Scout Joseph Chou, 17, of Cedar Hills, Utah, earned all the merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts of America. That's 141 badges! As the mother of boys who were scouts, that is a whole lot of work.
Finally, a news blurb that feels right.