Tulane investigating on-campus assault

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…the victim reported that on Wednesday, around 10:30 p.m., a male acquaintance followed them into the bathroom at Sharp Hall.
https://www.wdsu.com/article/tulane-pol ... -autopilot#
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Not questioning that this took place but I'm curious about something: the statement says the assailant followed "them" into the women's restroom; however, this statement is inconsistent because it keeps referring to "victim" instead of victims but it also states that multiple people were assaulted. Is this just bad journalism or are there inconsistencies on what happened? Just curious...
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austxwave wrote: Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:58 pm Not questioning that this took place but I'm curious about something: the statement says the assailant followed "them" into the women's restroom; however, this statement is inconsistent because it keeps referring to "victim" instead of victims but it also states that multiple people were assaulted. Is this just bad journalism or are there inconsistencies on what happened? Just curious...
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Where does it say multiple people were assaulted? (I didn't watch the video clip, but it's not in the written part)

These days "them" can reference a single person, which appears to be the case in the written part.
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That could be it...I feel like there was more to the original article...like it was longer. Maybe it was edited...or maybe it's what you said.
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austxwave wrote: Sat Aug 27, 2022 8:20 pm That could be it...I feel like there was more to the original article...like it was longer. Maybe it was edited...or maybe it's what you said.
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OGSB wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 9:04 am Current pronoun fad has a tendency to render news stories incoherent.
This. To me, it's the same as saying something like "The Tulane University football team will open his season in the coming week."
At the very least, it's jarring, and it slows the roll when she's reading. I know ourselves are better than that.
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Maybe it’s a guy who filed the complaint and doesn’t want anyone to know about it :lol:
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waverider wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 11:39 am Maybe it’s a guy who filed the complaint and doesn’t want anyone to know about it :lol:
Or maybe they're a them
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gerryb323 wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 12:02 pm
waverider wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 11:39 am Maybe it’s a guy who filed the complaint and doesn’t want anyone to know about it :lol:
Or maybe they're a them
With all the psychosis running rampant in the world, I reckon it's not outside the real of possibility this is a case of multiple personality. (Dude, if you'd have gone after the slutty one, you wouldn't be in trouble now). :roll:

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gerryb323 wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 12:02 pm
waverider wrote: Sun Aug 28, 2022 11:39 am Maybe it’s a guy who filed the complaint and doesn’t want anyone to know about it :lol:
Or maybe they're a them
As long as none of them are on the football 2-deep.
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"They" has been used as a singlular pronoun for centuries. But by all means, continue to cling to your bigotry.

https://public.oed.com/blog/a-brief-his ... ular-they/

And yes, if you're "confused" by the use of "they" or "them", then yes, you ARE a bigot.
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Sophandros wrote: Sat Sep 10, 2022 7:51 am "They" has been used as a singlular pronoun for centuries. But by all means, continue to cling to your bigotry.

https://public.oed.com/blog/a-brief-his ... ular-they/

And yes, if you're "confused" by the use of "they" or "them", then yes, you ARE a bigot.
Some of us fully understand the modern use and aren't judging a bit, we just can't interpret the use in the story because it's so poorly written.
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Sophandros wrote: Sat Sep 10, 2022 7:51 am "They" has been used as a singlular pronoun for centuries. But by all means, continue to cling to your bigotry.

https://public.oed.com/blog/a-brief-his ... ular-they/

And yes, if you're "confused" by the use of "they" or "them", then yes, you ARE a bigot.
Okay, I guess i'm a bigot. I hope you have a wonderful day. Time for you to take your meds.
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