Vancouver schools axe ‘he’, ‘she’ in favour of ‘xe’

18 Jun

Oh, them ever-progressive Left Coasters…

Some schools in Vancouver are reported to be doing away with the old-fashioned pronouns “he” and “she” for their transgender pupils in favour of a new gender-neutral word, “xe”.

The school board in the Canadian city has approved a new policy which allows pupils to be referred to as “xe, xem and xyr” instead of “he or she”, “him or her”, and “his or hers”. “We’re standing up for kids and making our schools safer and more inclusive,” board member Mike 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 six-year-olds aren’t qualified to understand identity 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 McParland said.

After another meeting in May, an angry parent told the CBC that parents, psychologists and medical experts were not being listened to. “This is not meaningful conversation. This is politics of division, it’s getting people upset and angry,” said Cheryl Chang.

Attention, parents: don’t like the trends in public education these days? Then don’t put your kids through it.

Homeschool / private school / church-school your kids!


12 responses to “Vancouver schools axe ‘he’, ‘she’ in favour of ‘xe’

  1. Will S.

    June 18, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Reblogged this on Will S.' Culture War Blog.

  2. Sanne

    June 18, 2014 at 10:50 am

    And so the abuse of the English language and common sense continues…

  3. Will S.

    June 18, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Indeed; alas…

  4. RICanuck

    June 18, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Mike Lombardi vs. Cheryl Chang. Where does Vancouver’s future lie?

  5. Will S.

    June 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    They don’t call it ‘Hongcouver’ for nothing…

  6. Eric

    June 18, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    LOL—‘Xe’ is also the name of the company that bought Blackwater.

    I’ll bet the dumbells in the Canadian Public School system don’t even know that.

    It would be fun to advertise that and watch them scramble for PC cover!

  7. Eric

    June 18, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    ‘We’re standing up for kids and making our schools more inclusive’ Bozo Lombardi says. “Another change will be to allow them to use any toilet facilities they prefer.”

    How inclusive do you think the schools would be about high school girls getting married and starting families early because it’s traditional?

  8. Will S.

    June 18, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    @ Eric: I’ll bet they didn’t, either.

    Indeed, traditional homemaker roles for women are things I’m sure they’d not want to be inclusive of, or at least will do their damnedest to discourage…

  9. ScareCrow

    June 20, 2014 at 3:51 am

    @Eric & Will – exactly – they claim to support “diversity”. It is a pity they spit on normality.

  10. Will S.

    June 20, 2014 at 7:46 am



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