A Texas university promoted radical gender theory terminology to staff and students in an online glossary of terms.
Investigative journalist Christopher Rufo posted images from the University of Texas at Austin’s website showing a glossary of terms from the university’s Financial and Administrative Services department. The “Language Matters” glossary defined the radical gender theory term “wimmin.”
A nonstandard spelling of the word “women” used by feminists to avoid the word ending “-men.”
FAS’ “language of diversity” list featured definitions for the terms “FTM” and “MTF,” which left-wing activists use to describe individuals who claim to be the opposite sex.
“Female-to-Male Spectrum” is used to describe people who are assigned the female gender at birth but identify or express their gender as a male all or part of the time.
The glossary also endorses the critical race theory tenet of “institutionalized racism” in its “white supremacy” definition.
The belief system that underlies the concept of whiteness–a historically based, institutionally perpetuated system of exploitation and oppression of continents, nations, and individuals of color by white individuals and nations of the European continent to maintain and defend a system of wealth, power, and privilege.
The FAS glossary described a “woke” person as “educated and aware, especially about injustice.”
FAS—which oversees financial and human resources services for the university—maintains an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee tasked with guiding “the development of initiatives that help build a culture of inclusion.”
The department’s Diversity Commitment web page also includes a link for students and staff to report violence, misconduct, harassment, or discrimination and says its goal is to diffuse DEI throughout the university.
“Fundamentally, the concepts of equity, inclusion, and diversity are human issues. And our success centers on embedding inclusion, diversity, and equity excellence in our employment experiences and operations.”
After Rufo exposed FAS’ language glossary, the university removed the document from its website.
“They’re scared,” said Rufo.
On social media, Texas State Rep. Brian Harrison (R–Midlothian) condemned UT for promoting the glossary.
“I’ll remember this the next time I’m told UT needs more money from us in the #txlege,” said Harrison.
The University of Texas at Austin is a public university overseen by the University of Texas System’s Board of Regents. Led by Chairman Kevin Eltife, all board members were appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott and confirmed by the Texas Senate.
While UT promotes radical terminology, a recent memorandum from the American Accountability Foundation disclosed what they called a “potential misalignment” between UT Regent Janiece Longoria’s priorities and “the values held by Texas voters.”
The memorandum revealed that Longoria donated at least $73,357 to Democrats, including U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee (Houston) and Sylvia Garcia (Houston).
Gov. Abbott reappointed Longoria to the board last month. She must be confirmed by the Texas Senate.
As of publication, UT has not responded to a request for comment.