People are panicking in Tennessee.
They are panicking about pronouns.
It all began when the University of Tennessee posted on its website a guide to what pronouns were acceptable at the university. This included the usual suspects of course plus a few extra pronouns which are commonly used amongst some transgender people.
(Those last ones, in case you are not familiar with them, are invented pronouns designed to be used without any gender being implied.)
But then people in Tennessee began to panic. They misunderstood the list completely and jumped to the wrong conclusion that the University had banned the use of traditional pronouns.
However, the many news reports which repeated this were completely wrong. The University did NOT ban traditional pronouns, it just offered a few new ones as well.
Unfortunately the culture of rage took over and the university simply removed the list of pronouns when it became clear people would not listen to common sense and logical explanation.
It was easier to take down the list than to try and explain to people the real story.
For the full story, see here: Fear of New Pronouns
Gender Neutral Pronouns – all about them in English grammar