A woman who is reportedly an art professor let loose on anyone who dared to tell her how she should use pronouns, ultimately telling them to “Go take a hike!”
Video of her comments were shared by The College Fix, along with the caption, “Art school professor delivers epic rant against pronoun policing.”
Art school professor delivers epic rant against pronoun policing. pic.twitter.com/EHDdO5BI1y
— The College Fix (@CollegeFix) August 10, 2022
“Change everyday common speech, are you kidding me, okay? People shouldn’t be putting up with this for one second. What kind of nonsense is this? Absolute nonsense, okay!” she began, gesturing with her hands animatedly as she spoke.
“These people who are searching for their own identity, okay, and want to impose on others, that is not my philosophy as a libertarian, that is an invasion, an intrusion, into other people’s personal rights,” she continued.
She went on to note that common language was really owned by all of the people — meaning that no one person should have the right to dictate how others chose to express themselves.
“The English language is owned by everyone, okay, it was created by great artists — Chaucer, and Shakespeare, and Wordsworth, and Joyce, and so on — how dare you sniveling little … maniac, tell us how we’re going to use pronouns?” she asked. “Go take a hike!”
While some people ask that certain pronouns be used because they identify as transgender or nonbinary and would like their gendered pronouns to reflect their gender identity, some have taken things a bit further and adopt common nouns as their personal pronouns.
One TikTok user, for example, recently announced the adoption of new pronouns “bee” and “fairy,” and asked that people use them exactly as they would use “they/them” pronouns.
“So if you’re saying ‘that’s their coat,’ you’d say ‘that’s Bee’s coat.’ Or instead of saying ‘they love themself,’ you would say ‘bee loves beeself.'” The video continued, noting that the “pronoun” fairy would be used in exactly the same fashion.
“Fairy is also used in the same way as they/them, so instead of saying ‘that’s their coat, you would say ‘that’s fairy’s coat.’ Again, instead of saying ‘they love themself,’ you would say ‘fair loves fairyself.'”
We’re told it’s so easy to just be accepting with prefered pronouns- like using this person’s new pronouns “bee” & “fairy” pic.twitter.com/VP4dxZrXJB
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) June 12, 2022