This should give you an indication of just how bad things are at the nation’s universities. They are not, and have not been for a considerable time, institutions of higher learning. They are radioactive deserts of leftist indoctrination.
“Womyn? Womxn? Womban? Taxpayer-Funded University Ponders Alternate Spellings For ‘Woman,’” by Eric Owens, Daily Caller, March 29, 2017:
Missouri State University sponsored an hour-long event last week dedicated to the various ways fringe feminist activists can misspell the word “woman.”
The event, entitled “Womyn, Wymen,” was held in the taxpayer-funded school’s Multicultural Resource Center Annex, reports The Standard, Missouri State’s newspaper.
Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, the executive director of Missouri State’s five-employee Multicultural Programs staff, led the event.
Garcia-Pusateri kicked off by asking attendees — all of them female — to announce the gender pronouns they prefer.
“We introduce our gender pronouns as a way to normalize gender identity,” she explained, according to The Standard. “It’s not always the traditional binaries of ‘she, her, hers.’ Being a woman is very fluid.”
Garcia-Pusateri then introduced several different ways feminists have invented to misspell the word “woman.”
The possible misspellings include “womyn,” “womxn,” “womban,” “wimmin.” There’s also the term “femme” — which means a conspicuously feminine lesbian, according to Urban Dictionary.
The first time the wrong spelling “womyn” appeared in print was at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival in 1976, a handout provided by Garcia-Pusateri asserted.
Obviously, the intention of the misspelling “womyn” is to avoid spelling “women” with the word “men.”
The Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival — held in a small wooded area in a rural county until 2015 — faced criticism from transgender people for maintaining a policy that only “womyn-born-womyn” could attend.
The word “womyn” is now associated with white, liberal feminists, Garcia-Pusateri instructed.
In its place, the word “womxn” has come into vogue.
“Womxn” somehow manages to encompass “womxn-of-color,” “trans-womxn” and people who otherwise decide to identify as “womxn.”
“The different spellings makes you ask, ‘What does that mean about inclusivity?’ ‘What does that mean in a historical context?’” said Garcia-Pusateri, who says she is straight and that she identifies herself as a “womxn.”…