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The new pronoun "XE" is pronounced "me"
some schools in Vancouver are reported to he doing away with
the pronouns "he" and "she" for their transgender
pupils in favour of a new word, "XE".
The school board in the Canadian city has approved a new policy which
allows pupils to be referred to as "IE, mm and mo’ instead of "he or she",
him or her", and "his or hers". ‘We' re standing up tor lode and making
our schools safer and more inclusive," board member Mine Lombardi told
the Vancouver sun. Another change will allow children to choose to use
any toilet facilities they prefer, including a mandatory unisex option.
Opponents of the policy shouted "dictator" and "liar" at school trustees
when it was passed after only a brief debate at a rowdy public meeting
which had to be guarded by police. Parents who question the changes
argue that aren' t qualified to understand identify issues and
that as some of them can' t even use the toilet yet, much less decide
which washroom to do it in, National Post commentator Kelly
McFarland said.
After another meeting in May, an angry parent told the can that
parents, psychologists and medical experts were not being listened to.
This is not meaningful conversation. This is politics of derision, it' s getting
people upset and angry," said Cheryl Chang.
Suggesting a possible alternative to m (pronounced "tee"), National
Post' s Kelly McFarland wrote: "The British long ago began using the term
one' - as in 'one does wish tor a glass of water" to get around this
problem, but it' s wowed as a bit cold and snooty, and therefore
undesirable."
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#3 - platinumaltaria (06/19/2014) [+] (20 replies)
Please tell me more about how separating trans-people from cis-people is in any way beneficial to our society. Explain to me how someone who identifies as female is any different than someone who was "chosen" to be female...
User avatar #2 - flemsdfer ONLINE (06/19/2014) [-]
Referring to someone as "one" is undesirable. Oh yeah, that's a horrible option to call someone, LET'S PUT LETTERS TOGETHER AND PRONOUNCE IT LIKE A TRAIN WRECK INSTEAD!
#1 - woodoo (06/19/2014) [-]
I started doing this a while back, but i pronounced it properly, whenever people called me out on it, I'd say they where racist assholes for ignoring my proud Spanish heritage. When they pointed out that i am Aryan and my family has lived in Sweden for the last 700 years, i call them cisgendered scum for not accepting me for who i am rather than what i look like.
#4 - sinery (06/19/2014) [+] (9 replies)
Here in Sweden we already got that stupid **** .
Hen. (Han/Hon)
#6 to #5 - sinery (06/19/2014) [-]
MFW Stockholm is **** , just like every other capital city in the world.
MFW I've seen 1 homeless guy during my 19 years here in my small city.
MFW family supports immigration.
MFW they're too brainwashed by media to think it's good.
MFW I get paid to get a higher education.
MFW my internet is fast and cheap.
MFW you read "MFW" every time.
#15 - mckinkymcormic (06/20/2014) [-]
why is this a school issue, and not something for higher powers, such as a provincial school board or something? (you have them, right?)
User avatar #12 - narutardg (06/20/2014) [+] (1 reply)
finally, canadians can say "Z" with purpose without seeming like an asshole
#11 - withstrangeraeons (06/20/2014) [-]
Not only this, we also have a law school in Canada that says right in its code of conduct that it won't accept gay applicants or faculty. Then when the law society in my province and others said they wouldn't accept graduates from that school, the school sued them for discrimination.

Canada has crazy **** too.
User avatar #7 - insertsfunnyname (06/20/2014) [+] (3 replies)
I don't see an issue here.
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