The Pronoun - The New Tattoo
A person I greatly respect, once gave me a sage piece of advice - never hit someone with a tattoo.
His rationale was that the tattoo is an excellent permanent mark on a person solely allowing you to actively avoid them. If someone has had a tattoo then they can put up with a level of pain you will not be able to dish out if you hit them.
Roll on to 2021 and we have the pronoun.
Sharon Thompson (she/her), a deputy commissioner at Inland Revenue, said including pronouns in email signatures was not mandatory, and people using pronouns had occurred organically.
The deputy commissioner of leadership, diversity and inclusion at Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission, Heather Baggott (she/her),
They have a deputy commissioner of what at what department? I simply do not understand what on earth this person actually does. I did upon reading this, grasp the difficult reality that Heather was a woman, because well - men are not called Heather are they?
Any straight person who uses a pronoun is definitely tattooing themselves as one thing - a bit of a wanker.
Any gay person using the same, yeah still.
We have survived how many years as the human race knowing what boys and girls names are? When they are used for both genders such as Chris. Not only have we have worked this out but lived full and wholesome lives regardless.
Civilisation has not come to an end because someone called Chris, got pissed off they were confused for a girl because of their name. Human beings are made of much sterner stuff.
The push towards such nonsense really stems from the whole idea we need to overcompensate for years of eyebrow raising when for example a woman wears a tie, a man wears a dress, a woman with short hair, a man with long hair, men who play Netball, women who play rugby, men with squeaky voices, women with deep ones.
There needs to be no such overcompensation. Or filling of employment for the previously previously unemployable in such well paid PC lunatic postings.
Wearing a dress, your hair long or applying make-up doesn't make you a girl, anymore than wearing a tie or shorts makes you a bloke regardless of how hard someone is trying. Maybe you just have terrible dress sense. I enjoy rugby, cricket, swearing and cigars. I do not need a pronoun to explain such preferences for the better things in life as a woman.
Pigeon holing people into the LGBTQIA community for quirks in their behaviour or preferences that are not stereotypical to society, is something social engineers have been trying to do to swell the numbers in those minority communities presumably to keep the gay community well funded in the public service. Not only is it an insult to people who genuinely belong to those communities, it is in itself creating the sort of division and anxiety the engineers are claiming to now use six figure government department jobs to remove.
Do not be a wanker.
Refuse to become a pronoun.