I sincerely suspect that contemporary liberalism is descending into madness. Either that or people are playing very elaborate practical jokes:
A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead.
“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools.
Go here to read the rest. Did you ever think you would live to see the day when calling boys, boys and girls, girls would be considered offensive? The people pushing this are complete, unadulterated nuts.