It’s not just our citadels of higher education. Now Goldman Sachs, the white-shoe Wall Street behemoth, is imposing preferred pronouns on its employees.
Under the leadership of its new CEO David Solomon, Goldman is enforcing pronoun usage by “ensuring” that some of their employees can express their “authentic selves.” “But in doing so, the Wall Street corporate giant is demanding that other employees suppress their authentic selves,” argues Libby Emmons in Spectator.us.
Enforcing pronoun usage does more than dictate how one employee should refer to another; it demands that employees apply the terms of trans gender ideology to themselves.
How to Be an Inclusive Ally
(The Goldman) post suggests employees proactively declare their own pronouns, so that those who have pronouns that differ from their obvious biological sex can feel comfortable sharing theirs.
Bring Your Authentic Self to Work
Goldman “is committed to cultivating a work experience where all of our people can reach their full potential and thrive as their authentic selves.”
An employee must take on preferred pronouns themselves, even if they’d prefer not to think about it at all. Before you can express what pronoun you’d like to have applied to you, you have to consider what pronoun best reflects you. Sounds easy, but it’s really rather fraught. Instead of this being a simple matter of definitions (am I male, or am I female) you have to understand that pronouns are no longer neutral. Any stated pronoun preference is deferential to trans ideology.
According to Goldman:
“Pronouns are words that an individual would like others to use when talking to or about them. Using a person’s self-identified pronoun(s) is a way to show respect and ensure a more inclusive environment.”
Are you a ZE or a ZTR?
Goldman’s post specifies the major preferred pronouns as she/hers, he/him, they/them, and even the tedious ze/zir.
Not All Employees On Board with Gender Identity Expression
This negates the fact that loads of people are not OK with this new enforced language. Women, primarily, are speaking out against this all the time, in notable publications such as this one. Yet companies, universities, organizations, and arms of government are pushing it on us incessantly. There is a sheen of rightness, correctitude, and moral imperative about pronoun preference, but it is a lie. While some may believe that gender defines their authentic self, others may find the practice entirely irrelevant.
A Form of Politnes Or No Big Deal?
But using personal pronouns that differ from biological sex indicates that you believe that gender is a deeply held, intrinsic, authentic part of a person. Once you’re on board with pronouns, you have accepted the idea that sex is mutable and gender is innate.
Opening Pandora’s Box
You’ve now opened the door to bathrooms, locker rooms, fitting rooms, women’s shelters, girls’ schools, women’s sports, legal protections and set aside programs, being open to men who claim to be women as well.
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