The State University of New York system recently held a “SUNY Spectrum” conference that discussed preventing “violence against the LGBTQI+ community” by using inclusive language.
According to the content of slideshows, titles, and descriptions of conference sessions obtained by Campus Reform, the phrase “preventing violence” was intended to encompass a wide range of concepts, including the use of “supportive terminology” such as “homoflexible,” “gray romantic,” and “akoisexual.”
Homoflexible? Is that like a Gay gymnast? Gray romantic? Someone into old farts? And my favorite made-up “identity” “akoisexual”. Whatever the actual fuck that is. And the lunacy? It is just starting to percolate!
Similarly, the conference also featured a talk on creating “affirming spaces for transgender and gender-nonconforming students” in an effort to “give attendees direct takeaways for how to create inclusive spaces for students of all gender identities,” from “forms and paperwork to attitudes and language.”
“The presentation will also touch on how LGBTQ+ representation and inclusion in power-based violence prevention affects the ways students with marginalized identities are able to participate in prevention programming in the college setting,” the organizers explain.
The Portland State University Women’s Studies department will offer a course next semester exploring “ecological feminist spirituality” and the potential for an “ecological revolution.”
“Ecofeminist Spirituality” is a senior-level course taught by Dr. Frodo Okulam, and primarily aims to explore “different forms of ecofeminist spirituality” including “feminist biblical interpretation” as well as “goddesses and spirituality.”
“The insight of Ecofeminism is that the oppression of women and the exploitation of the earth are related,” Okulam told Campus Reform, adding that “in its least radical form…it would use existing laws to reform our relationship with nature.”
But Okulam also teaches students about other variations of ecofeminism. In a handout she often provides to students, for instance, she explains that there are Socialist Ecofeminism, Radical Ecofeminism, and Spiritual Ecofeminist schools of thought.
The most radical of these, she says, is Socialist Ecofeminism, which “would end the domination of women and nature inherent in the capitalist economy’s exploitation of both” and “transform the structure of power itself.”
Wow, that is a lot of Feminuttery!