A way to stomp this ludicrous pronoun nonsense into the ground in virtually one para. Particularly if you are on campus.
What you do is look the student “activist” *spit* in the eye and say, “OK, if this is a valid way forward culturally, all you have to do to prove it is one simple thing: WRITE A BOOK. A novel, a historical non-fiction, a short story of reasonable length, whatever of those, in ANY genre.” (Caveat: Except science fiction, that does NOT count.)
C’mon genius, WRITE SOMETHING! ANYTHING! Write something that even you yourself can read without bursting into giggles at the shear stupidity and insipidness of the final product. You are COLLEGE STUDENTS, aren’t you? Get to work, let’s see what ya got! — Andrew X on True But Forbidden: On Travesty by Lance Morrow