Ryan Bomberger: ‘pronouns are not hate speech’

‘Women are being hurt the most by this toxic ideology and are slowly being erased and replaced’

January 24, 2022

WASHINGTON D.C. A recent report revealed that DePaul University, which promotes itself as the largest Catholic university in the U.S., now has a website allowing students to select from nine different gender identity options. The new private portal stores information and allows for communication between students, faculty, and staff. The portal allows students to choose either: male, female, intersex, non-binary, transgender male, transgender female, cisgender, unspecified, and “I do not wish to self-identify.”

One of the school’s Student Government Association senators representing LGBTQ+ students told The DePaulia, the independent student newspaper, that misgendering is “an act of violence.”

Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.radiance.life), responded to this baseless claim, arguing that the conversation about the “violence of misgendering” dilutes the real concern about the erasure of women.

Bomberger stated, “Pronouns are not ‘hate speech.’ And the mere notion that ‘misgendering’ is part of our lexicon points to a much greater violence— the devastation of language. Words, like parts of speech, become meaningless when they become situational and arbitrary. Never mind a so-called ‘Catholic’ University— one that claims to pursue ‘further knowledge, wisdom, truth and the common good’ – is denying basic biology. If self-identification is all that matters, why does the school have an application process? Can’t someone simply identify as a paying student and receive all of the undeserved benefits? In the end, the ones most hurt by this toxic ideology are women— as they’re slowly being erased by those who have culturally appropriated womanhood.”

The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia presentations, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism. Over the years, they’ve raised millions for pregnancy centers, maternity homes and adoption agencies as keynote speakers. They’ve spoken to thousands of students on campuses around the world including Harvard, Trinity College, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, Mizzou, Columbia Law School, Penn State University, Eureka College, and Arizona State University, among others.

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