New York: College Gives Trannies Course on How to Cough and Sneeze Like Women

I don’t think this is going to help very much.

Campus Reform:

Russell Sage College in New York is launching a Gender-Affirming Voice Program in spring 2025, offering gender-diverse individuals the opportunity to modify their voices to align with their “identities”—including by modifying how they sneeze—through a comprehensive 20-hour course.

“The Gender-Affirming Voice Program at Russell Sage is for gender-diverse individuals who seek to modify their voices to match their identities,” the university’s website explains. “Starting in the spring semester 2025, the program will take place on a weeknight on our Albany campus.”

Under the section that explains the program’s “philosophy,” the university wrote, “We provide participants with the opportunity to explore their voice and communication goals in a safe, welcoming small group environment.”

The page explains that the program will teach both language and non-verbal communication. Additionally, it will cover actions such as coughing and sneezing.

“Broader aspects of language and communication are also covered, with attention to language and nonverbal communication,” the website explains. “Finally, we attend to behaviors such as coughing, sneezing, and throat-clearing, because these often affect listener perception of gender.”

The course will last twenty hours over a semester and cover a range of vocal dynamics to allow participants to “modify” their voices to match their “identities.”

“Modeled after the longstanding program at The College of Saint Rose, sessions will be two hours long, and each semester will include 10 sessions,” Russell Sage’s website states. “The program allows participants to explore aspects of voice, like pitch, inflection, resonance, articulation, and loudness.”

Russell Sage’s program is based on a similar program at The College of Saint Rose, which recently announced that it will close this month. The professor who co-founded Saint Rose’s transgender voice modification program, Jack Pickering, has explained that the goal of the program is to “enhance” a person’s identity.

“You’re taking a flute and making it play like a piccolo. You’re trying to make the instrument play differently – not to treat a problem, but to help enhance a person’s identity,” said Pickering.

Ah, okay.

Well, that makes sense.

This is a bigger deal than you bigots think