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Monday, October 24, 2005

Well... We Have to Be Inclusive 

Amherst Regional High School in New Hampshire will stop calling 9th graders "freshmen":

Beginning this year, students in ninth grade are now referred to by the gender-neutral title "ninth-graders."
...
ARHS Assistant Principal Marta Guevara, who spearheaded the change, said the decision to move away from 'freshman' was a result of conversations among faculty that began after the controversial production of The Vagina Monologues two years ago.

"We want conversation, we want for kids to bring forward their thinking," said Guevara. "It's a great conversation to make them aware of the possible misogynistic, oppressive or non-inclusive language."

The change was spurred after seeing "The Vagina Monologues"? So is freshmen not inclusive because not all 9th graders are men... or because not all 9th graders are fresh? Maybe its better not to think about such things. H/T to Tongue Tied.

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Maybe they should have just watched the "Penis Monologues" instead.

  Posted at October 24, 2005 6:07 PM by Anonymous Sandi  
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