‘Go take a hike!’ Art professor gives pronoun police the what for

A woman who has been identified online as an art professor had some sage advice for the pronoun police: “Take a hike!”

In a video that first made the rounds last summer, the professor explained the evolution of language on how women were addressed when asked about the backlash directed at those who refuse to use preferred pronouns.

“Change everyday common speech, are you kidding me, okay? People shouldn’t be putting up with this for one second,” the professor said. “What kind of nonsense is this? Absolute nonsense, okay!”

“These people who are searching for their own identity, okay, and want to impose on others, that is not my philosophy as a libertarian, that is an invasion, an intrusion, into other people’s personal rights,” she continued. “The English language is owned by everyone, okay, it was created by great artists — Chaucer, and Shakespeare, and Wordsworth, and Joyce, and so on.

“How dare you sniveling little … maniacs, tell us how we’re going to use pronouns?” she asked. “Go take a hike!”

While the woman was identified in the tweet above as a Yale professor, College Fix identified her as Dr. Camille Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts who is known as a provocative speaker. The original footage was recorded in 2017.


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