Thought Crimes: University Students in Australia Could Fail Courses for Using ‘Gender-Specific’ Words Like ‘Housewife’

In a bid to become more gender inclusive, several universities in Australia are ditching “gender-specific” words they claim could be perceived as discriminatory, such as “housewife” and “mankind.”

Students who continue to use the blacklisted words could be penalized with the loss of marks or even the failure of a course, according to news.com.au.

Jill Downie, deputy vice-chancellor of Curtin University in Perth, told the news publication that the university’s “inclusive language procedures” was designed to help staff and students speak and write in an inclusive manner.

“The Student Charter and the Staff Code of Conduct set out the behavioral expectations in relation to students and staff, including a requirement to avoid behaviors which constitute discrimination and harassment,” she said. “Where a member of the university community acts contrary to our expectations, there are clear processes to provide educative and/or other actions to address the issue.”

A student who violates this policy by using language deemed discriminatory in coursework of tests could result in a failing grade, Downie said.

“Whilst it is possible that a student may fail an assessment or be subject to actions under the student charter or misconduct provisions, our preference would be to work with students to educate them on the use of inclusive language and this would be typically handled in the feedback provided to learners,” Downie added.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/university-students-australia-could-fail-courses-for-using-gender-specific-words-like-housewife-225210/

 

Police waited more than TWO months to tell banker falsely accused of rape he was cleared despite WhatsApp message saying she wanted ‘revenge’

An innocent banker who was wrongly accused of rape had to wait more than two months to be told by police he had been cleared of the charges against him.

Paul Faulkner, 46, from Hertfordshire, was left suicidal due to stress after a partner made false allegations against him when they broke up in May 2016.

Despite having messages sent over WhatsApp from the woman to Mr Faulkner saying she wanted ‘revenge’, it took the CPS nearly two years to clear his name.

It then took police a further two months to inform him he had been cleared of all the charges.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5813397/Police-waited-TWO-months-tell-banker-falsely-accused-rape-cleared.html