Wonder no more! Over at Hot Air Jazz Shaw has the latest on an outbreak of Offendeditis at Harvard
If you’re like me, (and aren’t you all?) I know you’ve been waiting impatiently with one question on your minds. When, oh when, will Harvard appoint a new permanent director of BGLTQ student life? (We’re going to circle back to that acronym which caught me by surprise in a few moments.) Fear not, readers, for your long wait is over. And the winner is…
Vanidy M. Bailey will serve as director of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Queer (BGLTQ) student life beginning July 16, dean of Harvard College Evelynn M. Hammonds announced this week. Bailey, who will report to the assistant dean of student life, will oversee all initiatives that support BGLTQ undergraduates.
So… we’ve got that little chore out of the way. But wait! Steyn discoversthat yet another grievous social injustice has taken place even in the midst of this happy occasion.
Alas, this long overdue shattering of the BGLTQ ceiling was marred by the Harvard Crimson’s grossly insensitive coverage:
An earlier version of this article used the pronoun “she” to refer to Vanidy “Van” Bailey, the newly appointed director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life. In fact, Bailey prefers not to be referred to by any gendered pronoun.
What does Vanidy prefer? It? That thing? Seriously, Vanidy IS a man or she, he, it is a woman right? Whatever Vanidy is, we know one thing for certain. Vanidy suffers from a grossly over-inflated ego, if she expects us to change the English language to soothe her sensitivities. Maybe Vanidy has never been told that her feelings are not THAT important in the grand scheme of things? Maybe someone should pull her aside and say, Vanidy, get the Hell over yourself.
One more question, this term Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Queer bugs me. I thought Queer was a forbidden term. I also kind of thought it meant the same as Gay, so it is redundant isn’t it?