University Of Tennessee Wants To Do Away With Sex-Specific Pronouns; Encourages Students To Use New Gender Neutral Pronouns Instead!

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(PCM) Looks like the University of Tennessee is trying to create their own language by encourage students to do away with sex-specific pronouns such as he, she, him and her, this semester in favor of the new gender neutral pronouns they have recently created.

The University’s Pride Center created new pronouns such as “ze”, “zir” and “xem” as a way to not single out transgender or non-binary students. In a statement Pride Center director Donna Braquet says “The name a student uses may not be the one on the official roster, and the roster name may not be the same gender as the one the student now uses.We should not assume someone’s gender by their appearance, or by what is listed on a roster or in student information system.”

The Pride Center is urging all professors and students to look beyond the traditional pronouns and instead put the new pronouns ze, hir, hirs, and xe, xem, xyr to use. They also urge professors to ask students at the beginning of the semester to tell them their name and preferred pronoun.

While the University’s Pride Center is urging everyone to use these new pronouns as a way to make the campus more inclusive overall, they are in no way mandated or official policy of the University of Tennessee.  Not to be offensive in any way, but we think these new pronouns are utterly ridiculous … what do you think?  Will they catch on? Somehow we truly doubt it!

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Someone Squealed! Two Women Accused Of Running A Pre-School “Fight Club”

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(PCM) And the first rule of “Fight Club” is … well, it appears someone spilled the beans and two NJ daycare works are being accused of running a pre-school “fight club” at a daycare facility with girls and boys aged four through six.

Erica Kenny, 22, and Chanese White, 28 have been accused of instigating fights between the children at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford, NJ and then filming the altercations between the children and posting the fight footage on social media. Once it was brought to the attention of those in charge of Lightbridge Academy both women were immediately terminated.

The videos feature footage of dozens of children fighting, shoving each other to the ground and taking swings on one another. There is still a pending investigation to find out just how long both Kenny and White were making these types of videos.  Both women have been charged with child abuse and Kenny has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Both women could serve jail time if convicted.

While none of the children appear to have suffered any serious injuries, Lightbridge Academy has released a statement in regards to the incident saying “As parents and caregivers, we are shocked and saddened by this isolated incident and we have assisted the prosecutor’s office from the start of its investigation into this matter. While no children were physically harmed during this incident, we have a zero tolerance policy for anyone who acts in conflict with the core value of Lightbridge Academy – the safety and well-being of children.”

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Misting Showers Installed At Auschwitz Memorial Are Met With Controversy

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(PCM) The Auschwitz Memorial in Poland is being met with some controversy after the decision was made to install misting stations outside the memorials front entrance as a way to battle an extreme heat wave that has been affecting the area.

Auschwitz was once known as the largest Nazi concentration camp in Poland and now visitors are comparing the newly installed misting stations to the gas chamber “showers” that were used to kill the Jews during World War II.

In response to the controversy the museum addressed concerns via Facebook saying that due to the fact that guests waiting to visit the museum must stand in direct sunlight while waiting for entry cards and there is no shade there have been several incidents of fainting episodes and the museum felt that they needed to take action for the safely of museum visitors.

The museum also goes on to explain that they can not comment on any suggested historical references and say that this misting sprinklers in no way resemble showers or the fake showers installed by the Germans in some of the gas chambers, which were not actually used to deliver gas into the chambers. Instead Zyklon B was released into the gas chambers in a very different way. It was released through holes in the ceiling or airtight drops in the walls.

What do you think? Should the museum be concerned about guest sensitivity or are the misting stations a good idea?

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White House Renames Mt. McKinley To Denali

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(PCM) In a historic move that is being bet with some criticism, the Obama Administration has revealed that they will be officially changing the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali. The news of the name change has been revealed on the eve of President Obama’s historic visit to Alaska and it is a major symbolic gesture towards Alaska natives who have informally been calling the mountain Denali, which is an Athabascan word meaning “high one”, for years.

Some people, especially coming from the state of Ohio, are criticizing the name change as the Obama Administration is entering into a decades-old conflict between residents in both Alaska and Ohio. People from Ohio are proud that the federal government recognized our 25th President William McKinley and named the peak after him, as he was from Ohio and assassinated in his second term as President.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says “With our own sense of reverence for this place, we are officially renaming the mountain Denali in recognition of the traditions of Alaska Natives and the strong support of the people of Alaska”. There has been no official word yet as to whether or not the people of Ohio will formally file a petition to block the name change, however people in Alaska are honored as they have been trying to have the name change recognized since 1975.

At 20,320 feet, Mt. McKinley stands as the continent’s tallest, and is still growing at a rate of about one millimeter per year. Known for its majestic views, the mountain is dotted with glaciers and covered at the top with snow year-round, with powerful winds that make it difficult for the adventurous few who seek to climb it.

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Residents Concerned After Creepy “Free Candy” Van Spotted In Neighborhood

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(PCM) Residents in Natomas, California (a suburb of Sacramento) were concerned after they spotted a creepy white van driving around the area with the words “Free Candy” splattered on the side with red paint and what appeared to be bloody hand-prints.

The van has no rear license plate and the hand-prints and smears meant to look like blood were leading towards the van doors. Overall, it gave many residents the creep factor and after snapping several photos for “evidence”, local media decided to investigate.

It turns out that the van was actually a joke art piece that the owner is driving to the Burning Man Festival. It is a Burning Man tradition to drive vehicles decked out in art to the week long festival that takes place in the Nevada desert.

The vans owner assures everyone in the neighborhood that the van is just a joke and does feel satisfied to know that if there were indeed a creepy white van driving around the area that residents would take notice.

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Police Shut Down Jerry Seinfeld’s Lemonade Stand!

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(PCM) We can already see the array of joke material that will be coming from this incident. Police in East Hampton New York swept in an shut down a lemonade stand that comedian Jerry Seinfeld was running with this children after they claimed to have received numerous complaints from neighbors in the area.

It seems that Jerry and his children happened to set up their lemonade stand in an area of their neighborhood that does not allow any type of solicitation or sales to take place. The neighbors became unhappy with the amount of traffic that the lemonade stand was bringing to the area and contacted the local area police to have them shut-down.

Despite being shut down by police the lemonade stand did manage to bring in some money which will be donated to a charity run by Jerry’s wife Jessica call Baby Buggy, which donates clothing to families in need.

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