Joe DiPietro, system president of University of Tennessee, foolishly encouraged students and professors to use gender-neutral pronouns like "ze" and "zir" instead of gender specific pronouns like "she" and "her," However when the public pushed back against his insanity, he was forced to withdraw his bizarre proposal. Story is here.
In a memo posted to the website for the Knoxville school's Office for Diversity and Inclusion by the director of the Pride Center, Donna Braquet, it was advised that members of the university community should begin using gender neutral pronouns such as "ze," "hir," "hirs," "zir," "zirs," "xem," and "xyr" to replace standard gender binary pronouns like "he," "she," "his," "her" and "hers."
.... "Are you kidding me? I agree with [Republican Tennessee state] Senator Mae Beavers who said, 'It's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard,'" Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, wrote on his Facebook. "Think of the money and positions being wasted by this office. God created male and female — you don't have to have a college degree to understand that."