Princeton University is giving its students the option of picking a gender or, reportedly, several genders, according to Fox News.
The Ivy League UNiversity now allows but does not require its students to select one or more of the following:
- Genderqueer/gender non-conform[ing]
According to Fox, a spokesman for the University said, “Students use TigerHub to provide the University with personal information on a confidential basis, this information includes emergency contacts, their preferred name, and if they wish to provide it in response to an optional question, the gender with which they identify.”
On the form, it reads, “You may select multiple gender identities, your gender identity is confidential and is not generally available”.
According to a Washington Post article, Over 50 universities or colleges now allow students choose their genders without any documentation, Princeton students can choose to be both male and female while University of Michigan even allows students create their own designated pronouns.
A senior at the Family Research Council, Chris Gaeck said, “The idea that sex and gender are distinguishable is just not true. It’s a lie, the purpose of the distinction ultimately is eliminating the difference between the sexes.”
Director of the Trans Youth Equality Foundation Susan Maasch, felt very differently praising the clear distinction between sex and gender. “The Ivy League schools have all taken a big role in helping trans students, It starts there and trickles down to other students”, she said.