Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy are reportedly now being required to abandoned normal terms for family relationships like ‘mother’ and ‘father’ or even ‘boyfriend’ and ‘girlfriend’ in exchange for more ‘gender inclusive’ language.
The Air Force Academy in Colorado’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) training includes curriculum teaching cadets on how to employ “inclusive language” according to evidence acquired by Fox News.
The training material instructs cadets to ask individuals what they want to call themselves instead of assuming based on otherwise obvious indicators.
Cadets are told to use the term ‘partner’ instead of ‘boyfriend’ or ‘girlfriend’ and the terms ‘squaddies’ and ‘team’ instead of ‘you guys.’
A spokesperson for the Academy claimed, in response to criticism of the Academy’s new requirements, that the training: “develops leaders of character that can lead diverse teams of Airmen and Guardians inclusively, to enhance innovation and win future conflict” she claimed. “It is the diversity of Airmen and Guardians coming from all corners of our nation who perform the Department of the Air Force’s hundreds of critical mission sets that make us the best, most innovative Air and Space Forces the world has ever known,” she continued.
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