Officials at the University of California System have reportedly told school staff that the terms "women" and "female" are not "necessarily linked."
As highlighted by The College Fix, a new school initiative titled "Gender Pronoun Education/Awareness Initiative" is pushing the idea that just because you are a woman doesn't mean you are a female.
The Office of the President is using the initiative to train school employees in sensitivity toward gender pronoun usage.
A portion of the program focuses educating staff that just because a male or female colleague outwardly appears to be a man or woman respectively, it's not necessarily the case.
It reads, "When you first heard about the Gender Pronoun Initiative, it may have prompted you to consider your assumptions around what the word 'gender' means."