Tongue Tied

I like to read “Tongue Tied” on  It amazes me how supposedly normal human beings can come up with some of the “Politically Correct” nonsense that they do.  Tongue Tied is also available at

Here are a couple of recent examples:

Amherst Regional High School will stop using the term “freshman” to refer to ninth-grade students because the term is not inclusive enough for some members of the faculty there, according to the Concord Monitor.

Students in ninth grade will now be referred to as … wait for it …”ninth-graders” in all official documents and morning announcements.

ARHS Assistant Principal Marta Guevara, who pushed for the change, said the decision to move away from “freshman” came about after a production of the The Vagina Monologues two years ago.

Guevara said the school wants to make students “aware of the possible misogynistic, oppressive or non-inclusive language.”

One thing I didn’t see being addressed anywhere is why there was apparently allowed to be a presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” at a high school.  Besides that, I think that the term “principal” should be disallowed because it will make the students feel inferior to the… uhm…. Assistant Director And Leader Of The School.  Or maybe they should just call them all cry-babies.

 A high school paper has refused to run an ad from a local Korean-owned restaurant because it says imagery used in it promotes stereotypes and puts a minority group in a bad light, reports the Oregonian.

John Lee, owner of the Hawaiian Grill restaurant in Cedar Mill, Ore., uses an illustration of an Asian man in his ads because it resembles himself. Administrators at Sunset High, however, say it is offensive.

Lee, who immigrated from Korea at age 10, says he has been using his logo on signs and menus for years with no complaint. ā€œIā€™m Asian American, so why would I want to make fun of Asians?” he said. “Why are we pushing the racial issue to the farthest extent?ā€

So… are the administrators saying that Lee is offensive?  Since his ad “resembles himself”, one could extrapolate that.  That would make the administrators racists, hmmm?

Supporters of Transgender rights will kick off what’s being described as the first “Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color Job and Education Fair” in New York in December, according to Reuters.

At least 10 companies already have signed up for the fair, organizers said, and as many as 25 might show up. One of the main things on the agenda, they say, is that pesky male-female that unfairly dominates public discourse in America.

Damien Domenack, a landscaper, says society’s “two-gender system” poses a problem in everything from job applications to drivers’ licenses to health-insurance forms. He wants a third option, to describe gender preference.

“We’re limited to two boxes, male and female,” said Domenack, 24, who was born female and calls herself a “transman.” “There’s just two options, and I can’t put my true identity.”

Your “true identity”, Damien, is female.  Get over it.

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