Nick Davis is becoming a thorn in the side of the Ohio State University student government by not participating in the organization’s practice of putting his preferred gender pronoun on his name tag.
Davis, who started OSU’s chapter of Students for Trump, is a member of the Undergraduate Student Government’s General Assembly. Every student senator is given an official nametag that reads their name, position in the organization, and preferred gender pronoun like “He/him/his” or “She/her/hers.” Davis left the pronoun blank.
In an interview with the College Fix, Davis said, “I don’t think it is necessary when it comes to myself personally. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it’s safe to assume it’s a duck. I look like a male, I sound like a male, it’s safe to assume I’m a male.”
He went on to say that he just won’t play the university’s game of political correctness. “Universities used to be the beacon of free speech where differing opinions were valued and encouraged. Today, PC culture and ‘social justice’ culture almost encourages a uniform way of thinking. Campuses now try to make people with different viewpoints think they’re wrong and bad for thinking differently, when that’s simply just not true.”
The gender pronoun measure was introduced to the student government nametags this year, according to The Lantern. For inclusivity, they also added five minutes for prayer time during their weekly meetings.
Davis is only one of 39 student senators to not participate with the student government gender pronoun measure because he doesn’t have to as it’s not required.