University ‘STOP Bias’ Campaign: Telling Guys to Wear Pants Just Because They’re Male is Biased

Syracuse University has launched a ‘STOP Bias’ campaign warning students against such potential offenses as “displaying a sign that is color-coded pink for girls and blue for boys.”

“[STOP Bias] provides the campus community with resources to help those who have been impacted by bias-related incidents on and around campus,” an online resource for the program explains. “Here you will be able [to] report bias, find support, and get involved with other community members to create a safe and welcoming environment for all.”

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The website helpfully goes on to list numerous “examples of bias incidents,” such as “telling someone that they have to wear pants because they are man and a skirt because they are female,” “displaying a sign that is color-coded pink for girls and blue for boys,” and even simply “avoiding or excluding others.”

The list of examples cites the use of “the phrase ‘no homo’” as another potential offense, telling students to avoid “making jokes or using stereotypes when talking about someone.”

Other potential violations include “telling jokes based on a stereotype,” “name-calling,” “stereotyping” in general, “offensive graffiti or images/drawing,” and “posting or commenting on social media related to someone’s identity in a bias ma…

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