Don’t feel bad if you’ve never celebrated “International Pronouns Day,” because Oct. 17 is the first day set aside to “make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace.” More than 50 colleges are participating in this “historic” event.

Well, I conceded it’s historic, but not in the way the organizers hope.  Never before in the history of our nation has the idea of “gender” gone so off the rails.

The Daily Caller has the details:

“Just as it can be offensive or even harassing to make up a nickname for someone and call them that nickname against their will, it can be offensive or harassing to guess at someone’s pronouns and refer to them using those pronouns if that is not how that person wants to be known,” according to MyPronouns.org. “Or, worse, actively choosing to ignore the pronouns someone has stated that they go by could imply the oppressive notion that intersex, transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people do not or should not exist.”

The International Pronouns Day board consists of various people representing a range of universities from Ithaca College in New York to the University of Michigan to the University of Wisconsin. The holiday campaign is an independent project supported by endorsers.

Ways people can celebrate include asking campuses or student groups to make pronouns an optional field in student records, distributing educational materials in high traffic places like libraries and letting people make their own pronoun buttons, according to the holiday’s website.

I’d hate to see the execs at Hallmark trying to figure this holiday out.  Imagine the restrictions given at the company meeting.  “An example of an appropriate greeting might be, ‘Happy pronoun day to xir!'” an exec might advise. “But cards may be neither pink nor blue nor contain thematic elements that are either inherently male or female.    It’s my understanding this will be celebrated in tandem with national ‘I’m a Fool Day.'”

This is just too rich with lunacy to even mock.  America is in a very bad place if we can’t tell our boys from our girls.

Oh, and tell me again how conservatives hate science?

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Hat Tip: Daily Caller

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