U.S. Catholic university lists ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ as words students should avoid

DAYTON, Ohio, February 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic university in Ohio has put the words “husband” and “wife” on a list of words that students should n’t use in order to meet “professional expectations.”

The University of Dayton’s (UD) website offers a “gender inclusive language” list for students. The site is under the university’s “Women’s Center” section. The school lists words deemed inappropriate because they are gender-specific, along with substitute words deemed appropriate.

Examples of incorrect, officially discouraged words to use include “mankind,” “layman,” “man hours,” “man-made,” “man power,” “middleman,” “chairwoman,” “spokeswoman,” “husband,” “wife,” “cleaning lady,” “maintenance man,” “Congresswoman,” “salesman,” “businesswoman,” “policeman,” “fireman,” and “mailman.” 

Approved words include “humankind,” “layperson,” “staff hours,” “chairperson,” “spokesperson,” “spouse,” “partner,” “significant other,” “custodial staff,” “legislator,” “sales associate,” “business person,” “police officer,” “firefighter,” and “mail carrier” or “postal worker.” 

The University of Dayton describes itself as a “top-tier Catholic research university with academic offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.”

Also, the UD website suggests that students should refrain from using words designating the gender of a professional such as a nurse, doctor, lawyer, administrator, secretary or teacher.

Students should use “generic occupational titles” to make it “easier to see that these jobs can be done by a person of any gender.”

Some university students do not like the list of approved words. 

Piran Talkington, a UD sophomore, said that the university in making such a list is “setting a precedent to start this possible, horrible future where words have lost all history and power.” 

“By changing words like ‘husband,’ ‘wife,’ and ‘mankind’ you start to erase the history and significance of the journey that has been undergone in order to get society to the point where it is today.”

Talkington said the language guide infantilizes college students. 

“Should we be inclusive? Absolutely. Should we change historical words with meaning to PC terms for no real reason? Absolutely not,” he said.  

The list first appeared on the university’s website in 2015, but did not exclude “husband” and “wife.” That update came in January, 2016. The website was updated earlier this month after public reaction to the list with a note that tried to distance the university from the list. 

“The gender inclusive language list is an educational resource — it is neither a guide nor an advisory nor does it represent University of Dayton or Women’s Center policy. It is geared to assist those who prefer to use gender inclusive language as well as those who wish to avoid assuming the gender of an individual being discussed,” the note states. 

“As a Catholic, Marianist university, we are guided by our mission to foster an educational community that welcomes and includes all people. As a Christian and educational community, we recognize that every person has innate dignity because all people are made in the image and likeness of God and we seek to create an environment where all persons feel respected, safe and valued,” it adds. 

Reaction to the list came around the same time Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came under fire internationally for interrupting a woman and correcting her for saying “mankind” instead of  “peoplekind” at a town hall event.

“We like to say peoplekind, not necessarily mankind, because it’s more inclusive,” Trudeau said. 

Contact info for respectful communications:

University of Dayton President Eric Spina​
Online contact form here
Phone: 937-229-1000
E-mail: [email protected]

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Vegas shooting victim's husband says wife visited him in dream to tell him not to take her off life support

A husband whose wife was critically injured during the Las Vegas shooting on October 1 says she visited him in a dream and told him everything would be okay. Months later, she miraculously headed home from the hospital. 

Frank Calzadillas and his wife, Jovanna, were attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival to celebrate Frank’s safe return from deployment to the Middle East when the unthinkable happened. 

Jovanna was struck in the head by a bullet that ended up lodged in her spinal cord after gunman Stephen Paddock rained bullets down on the Las Vegas Village, killing 58 concertgoers and injuring hundreds more.

Jovanna was rushed to the hospital, where doctors gave Frank a grim prognosis, according to KGUN.

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In the days and weeks following the attack, surgeons asked the family to think about removing Jovanna from life support, an option they considered until Frank says he was visited by his wife in a dream.

“I had a dream that Jovanna visited me and she hugged me and kissed me and told me everything was gonna be ok,” Frank told KGUN. “She walked away, and I called her mom and said we’re keeping Jovanna alive, she’s gonna be alright.”

Miraculously, Jovanna did wake up from her coma and 18 days after the deadly attack, she was transferred home to a hospital in Phoenix. 

Slowly but surely she began regaining her strength and was able to walk with the help of an exoskeleton by Christmastime.

On January 24, Jovanna was finally able to go home in what surgeons refer to as a “profound” and “amazing” recovery. She credits her astounding healing process to two parties: Her children and herself.

“I will not quit on them and I will not quit on myself,” she told reporters during a press conference at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.

“Even though I will not be the same old Jovanna, I will come back stronger,” she said. “And I have one last thing to say: Si, se puede.”

That means, “Yes, we can.”

Her husband, Frank, says he is extremely thankful he did not heed the words of the physicians who told his family that Jovanna might never recover.

“The hardest part for us was the unknown,” he said. “We as a family, we left it in God’s hands and here she is.”

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Husband Shared Photo of His Wife Dying of Cancer So Facebook Suspended His Account

Elliott Lowe / Facebook

If ever you think Facebook is a haven for free speech and a place where people can freely share their peaceful information and thoughts, you need only browse through our archives to realize how much of a farce that is. Backing up this notion of arbitrary Facebook censorship is a recent post from Elliot Lowe about his now-deceased wife’s cancer and how it allegedly got his account suspended.

In this heart-wrenching post, Lowe described his late wife, Donna’s battle with cancer.

My wife (donna Lowe) was diagnosed with cervical cancer three days before Christmas, it wasn’t until the 10th of January 2017 after further tests and scans (PET Scan) that my wife’s consultant at Northampton General Hospital dealt us a further devastating blow that the cancer had already spread to her Lymph nodes in her pelvic area and as a result the cancer had been diagnosed as stage 4b.
Despite a very hard, but brutal fight against the cancer involving daily radiotherapy for six weeks and a chemotherapy session, a session which had to stop due to complications it was a diagnosis that was to claim her life.

He then went on to urge other women to make sure they undergo annual Cervical Screening which could’ve prevented his wife from dying had they found the cancer early enough.

I am sharing this with you today a year after her diagnosis to encourage everyone reading this to make sure that we take it upon ourselves to ensure that the special women in our lives in fact all women in our lives be they relatives or friends to attend their Cervical Screening (once called smears) and not to either miss them or forget to re-arrange.


My wonderful wife postponed her last Smear for reasons I can’t even remember, believe me I’ve tried to remember and there’s not a day goes by I wish I could swap places with her or wish I’d dragged her to the appointment and re-arranged it for her.

The post goes on to give some background information on the unfortunate and heartbreaking situation. At no time during the post did Lowe call for violence, advocate hate, or offend anyone in the least.

Because so many people identified with Lowe’s well-written post, it quickly went viral, sharing tens of thousands of times and getting tens of thousands of reactions. However, all that would come to a grinding halt when Lowe attempted to log into his account and was told that it was disabled.

“My Facebook account was suspended on Saturday morning due to what Facebook said was suspicious activity and as a security procedure,” Lowe told The Independent.

“I was requested to send another picture of myself to confirm my identity, which I did.

“Whilst my account was being reviewed no one was able to contact me or see my post.”

This practice of Facebook disabling accounts without giving a reason happens so frequently that there are dozens of blogs and forums devoted to it. This is nothing new.

Just last year, as TFTP reported, Facebook and its acquired service, Instagram, banned all mention of firearms, gun parts, or ammunition.

“Over the last two years, more and more people have been using Facebook to discover products and to buy and sell things to one another. We are continuing to develop, test, and launch new products to make this experience even better for people and are updating our regulated goods policies to reflect this evolution,” Monika Bickert, head of Facebook’s global policy management, said in a statement last year.

Facebook’s notorious censorship — which has included takedowns of iconic images like the Vietnam War’s ‘Napalm Girl’ to the arrest of Rosa Parks to a photograph of a classical statue of Venus — also attacks those who go against the mainstream narrative, even if their views are entirely peaceful.

The Facebook Page, God, a religious satire profile, had the nerve to write a post critical of spending priorities of the bellicose United States, stating:

“Dear Americans:

Stop making your military so damn huge and give people medicine and education because you’re sick and stupid.



Apparently, according to writer Dan Arel, Americans were none-too-happy with the critique — the post received such a massive, vitriolic response, algorithms automatically banned God for 30 days.

TFTP reached out to Facebook for comment, but they have—unsurprisingly—not yet responded.

Luckily, for Lowe, his account has since been reinstated and his well-written advice continues to reach thousands of people—for now.

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Husband And Wife Create Christmas Tree From Recycled Materials And PVC Pipe

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

While PVC (polyvinyl chloride), a petroleum-derived product, is not good for the environment, we can’t help but applaud this couple’s innovative Christmas tree alternative. Rather than buy an artificial tree or cut down a real one, they made a tree with PVC pipe, an old bucket and a recycled tire.

The husband-and-wife duo wrote on Bored Panda:

“My husband and I make an unconventional tree every December. This year we used an old tire painted white and cut up 40 ft of PVC pipe to create the tree shape.

A plastic bucket from Home Depot was thrown in to add another large circular shape. After securing each piece with hot glue we used gold painted accents, ornaments, and fairy lights for decorations. Enjoy!”

Following are photos of the unique “tree”:

[Social Media, shared to Bored Panda]

Why PVC Should be Avoided

If you can help it, avoid PVC. Fake trees are made with this material, which is non-renewable and polluting. Additionally, it cannot be recycled.

That’s not all. PVC production results in the unhealthy emission of a number of carcinogens. These include dioxin, ethylene, dichloride and vinyl chloride. It’s also worth mentioning that to make “needles” for the artificial trees, lead is oftentimes used. Many people now know (due to the Flint, Michigan, crisis) that lead is linked with negative health effects, including kidney, neurological and reproductive health effects. Even touching the tree can produce affect one’s health.

For these reasons and many more, PVC should be avoided. At the same time, we do not want to promote the criticism of this couple, as they turned a fresh idea into a very unique and creative tree. That kind of initiative should be applauded. Perhaps in the future, healthy, alternative Christmas trees will be manufactured.

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Fresno Cop Who Killed His Ex-Lover’s Husband Might be Paroled

Paul Hurth, a former Fresno police officer and chaplain jailed for the 2000 shooting death of his ex-lover’s husband, is expected to be released in December, according to the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

If released next month, Hurth, who is now 61, will have served 17 years of the 21-year sentence ordered by Fresno County Superior Court Judge Edward Sarkisian. Hurth, who is imprisoned at Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, was convicted for voluntary manslaughter in the death of Ralph Gawor, then 43. Hurth was having an affair with Gawor’s wife, Nancy.

The corrections department does not release the exact date, time or location of an inmate’s release to protect the safety of the public, the staff and the inmate, said spokesman Luis Patino.

In a case that riveted the community, Hurth testified that he went to Gawor’s north Fresno home, dressed in his police uniform, to talk to his lover’s husband and end the affair. But when Hurth told the man about the relationship, Gawor became enraged and attacked, he testified. Scared for his life, Hurth fired his service weapon in self-defense, he said.

Prosecutor James Oppliger, who is now a retired Superior Court judge, argued that Hurth began to plan the killing after learning that the victim and his wife were reconciling. After the killing, Hurth tried to hide evidence and elude capture, Oppliger said.

Sarkisian handed Hurth the longest sentence allowed by law, saying the former police officer abused his power and lied about his motives.

“It’s very difficult for the court to accept that the defendant went to the Gawor residence to announce that the affair was over and ask for forgiveness,” Sarkisian said at the sentencing.

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NYPD Detective Barred From Her Home After Setting Husband’s Clothes Ablaze

An NYPD detective was banned from her home Wednesday — a punishment for setting her husband’s clothes on fire in his master bedroom closet because she thought he was cheating on her.

Marissa Sorocco, 37, was told by a judge during her arraignment to return to her Plainview house and pack up her things, because she’s no longer allowed to live in her home.

A police escort walked Sorocco from the courthouse — where she flashed a wide smile to reporters outside — and kept her company during her pit stop for personal effects.

Sorocco won’t be able to return to the residence under the terms of an order of protection issued Wednesday after she faced a judge on arson and criminal mischief charges in Nassau County District Court in Hempstead.

“She will be staying at her father’s house for Thanksgiving,” her lawyer, James Moschella, said.

Dressed in yoga pants, a black leather jacket and thigh-high black boots, Sorocco was accompanied to court by her dad.

The detective, who works at One Police Plaza in the office of the Chief of Crime Control Strategies, was busted Tuesday after a blaze erupted in her husband’s master bedroom closet.

Plainview firefighters went to the house at about 10:15 a.m., and the flames were largely extinguished when they arrived.

They found smoldering clothes worth approximately $200, and some structural damage, but no one injured.

Investigators ruled out accidental, electrical and natural ignition sources, court records show.

A source said she believed her husband, Paul Socorro, a Nassau County cop, was having an affair.

Prosecutors, who recommended Sorocco get a psychiatric evaluation, said the couple’s two children were home when the fire was set — but her lawyer disputed that account.

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Rand Paul’s wife rips media coverage after husband’s attack


Kelley Paul, the wife of Senator Rand Paul (KY-R), is furious with media coverage after the assault on the lawmaker.

Mrs. Paul blasted the media for “concocting theories,” saying the media has victimized Rand a second time with its irresponsible coverage of the assault.

The Hill reports:

“It is incredibly hurtful that some news outlets have victimized Rand a second time as he struggles to recover, delighting in hateful headlines like ‘Not A Perfect Neighbor,’ and concocting theories about an ‘ongoing dispute,’ based on nothing more than speculation from an attention-seeking person with no knowledge of anything to do with us,” Kelley Paul wrote in an op-ed for CNN.

Some reports have suggested the incident stemmed from an argument over landscaping, but Paul, his wife and his staff have pushed back, calling it a “blindside, violent attack.”

“The only ‘dispute’ existed solely in the attacker’s troubled mind, until, on a beautiful autumn day, he ran down the hill on our property and slammed his body into Rand’s lower back as he stood facing away, wearing noise canceling headphones to protect his ears from the lawnmower,” Kelley Paul wrote.

“This has been a terrible experience; made worse by the media’s gleeful attempts to blame Rand for it, ridiculing him for everything from mowing his own lawn to composting,” she added.

According to Mrs. Paul, Rand has “not had a single night’s sleep uninterrupted by long periods of difficult breathing or excruciating coughing.”

“The impact left Rand with six broken ribs, three displaced, pleural effusion and now pneumonia. This has been a terrible experience; made worse by the media’s gleeful attempts to blame Rand for it, ridiculing him for everything from mowing his own lawn to composting,” added Kelley Paul.

Nearly three weeks ago, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was physically attacked by neighbor Rene Boucher. According to a new report, the incident may have stemmed from a real estate dispute, as Boucher has been trying to sell his Bowling Green, Kentucky home for years and blames Paul for his troubles.

Daily Mail reports:

The ‘socialist’ doctor charged with cracking Senator Rand Paul‘s ribs in a crunching blindside tackle may have harbored a secret grudge against his GOP neighbor for spoiling his lakeside views and ‘devaluing’ his home, DailyMail.com can reveal.

Rene Boucher, 59, told Paul in the wake of the mauling that he hadn’t been able to sell his $740,000 house for ten years because the congressman’s trees were ‘in the way’.

It’s believed Boucher was referring to woodland at the back of Paul’s property that blocks the doctor’s views of the picturesque private lake that forms the centerpiece of their upscale gated community.

Friends say it could explain why the retired anesthesiologist has failed to find a buyer for his five-bedroom, 1.36-acre home which is nonetheless described on property websites as ‘overlooking’ the desirable water feature.

Dan Renshaw, a 70-year-old car dealership owner isn’t buying the pervious motive that alleged the attack took place over a landscaping issue.

“I’ve known Rand and his wife Kelley for many years. They’re great neighbors. Rand mowed his own yard. It was always presentable. That’s a very lame excuse if that’s the one they are choosing to use. If there was a genuine problem this gentleman could have brought it to the homeowners’ association board and they would have evaluated the situation. But when you take matters into your own hands and attack people, that’s intolerable,” Renshaw told the Daily Mail UK

As The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft reported, Paul was told to expect federal charges against his neighbor.

Prosecutors are expected to bring federal charges in the attack indicates that they may believe it was politically motivated, Smith reported. Previous media reports that the attack was over a long-standing dispute are inaccurate, Paul’s office has said.



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Pakistani bride trying to poison husband accidentally kills 17 of her extended family members

A Pakistani bride was arrested after milk she had poisoned in order to kill her husband was made into a yogurt drink that inadvertently killed 17 of her extended family members, according to the Associated Press.

District police chief Sohail Habib Tajak said that Aasia Bibi, 21, was married against her will in September in a village near the remote town of Ali Pur in Pakistan.

In a court appearance on Tuesday, Bibi told reporters that she was furious over her parents’ decision to marry her to a man she did not wish to wed.

“I repeatedly asked my parents not to marry me against my will as my religion, Islam, also allows me to choose the man of my choice for marriage but my parents rejected all of my pleas and they married me to a relative,” Bibi said, according to the Associated Press.

Bibi allegedly warned her parents that she would go to extreme lengths to escape her marriage, but they still refused to allow her to get a divorce and return home.

That’s when Shahid Lashari, the new bride’s boyfriend who she continued secretly dating after she was married, provided Bibi with a poisonous substance, which she mixed into milk and tried to serve to him.

Her husband refused to drink it, but Bibi’s mother-in-law later spotted the tainted beverage and used it to make lassi, a traditional yogurt-based drink, which she then served to 27 people.

Sadly, all 27 of the family members who consumed the beverage fell ill and were hospitalized. Seventeen died and ten are still receiving medical attention, the Associated Press reported. 

Both Bibi and her lover face charges over the incident. 

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