Purdue University is being pummeled on Twitter for its new controversial online writing recommendations.
A staff writer for Campus Reform Leadership Institute recently called out the director of Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) for suggesting that students refrain from using words like “man,” “mankind,” and “mailman,” because they have been deemed “sexist” by politically correct thought police at Purdue.
The article, entitled Purdue Writing Guide: Words With “MAN” Should Be Avoided, appeared on the Campus Reform website on February 20, 2018, and is being shared via Twitter users throughout the country.
“The victimhood of stupidity has gone way too far,” commented one Twitter reader. “This is pure ignorance.”
“Purdue must be colluding with Trudeau,” wrote another.
One man quoted George Orwell: “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”
A Purdue grad offered this suggestion for Mitch: “Their Ag school recommends pruning anytime the pruning knife is sharp…maybe we send Mitch some new shears?”
“Purdue also has Pet-a-Puppy for stressed students,” wrote another.
Ryan Pimental wrote, “I can cross Purdue off the potential list of colleges that my kids are allowed to attend.”
“Ever closer to a Communist regime,” wrote one man.
“I’m a woman not offended by those terms and refuse to be told what should offend me,” wrote one woman.
Gladys asked, “Is Mitch Daniels still in charge?”
Yes, Gladys, Mitch is still in charge, and it’s highly unlikely he supports this nonsense. There are a small group of liberal professors who spend more time criticizing and harassing Mitch than they do teaching. If this is the kind of nonsense they are teaching, maybe parents should spend their dollars elsewhere.
There are hundreds of other interesting and entertaining comments. Most of them mock Purdue’s silly policy that should be repudiated by common sense.