In DC, when you’re on the job, you better refer to someone by their proper preferred gender pronoun or you’re in trouble. What makes this a little like navigating a minefield is that you’re not allowed to ask anyone any questions.
DailyCaller- Employers and employees in Washington D.C. are legally prohibited from referring to a transgender employee or coworker by the “wrong” pronouns or asking “personal questions” about their gender identity, according to the city’s Office of Human Rights (OHR).
OHR published a best practices guide for “valuing transgender applicants and employees” earlier this month with a list of “behaviors by supervisors or coworkers [that] may be considered unlawful harassment or a hostile work environment.”
One of the listed prohibited behaviors is: “Deliberately misusing a person’s preferred name or pronoun.”
“Asking personal questions about an individual’s body, gender identity or expression or transition” and “Posting offensive pictures or sending offensive communications” are also among the prohibited behaviors.
The “best practices” guide features a chart on “gender and gender-neutral pronouns” that includes the gender-neutral pronoun “ze.” The chart includes example phrases using the gender-neutral pronoun, such as “Ze smiled,” “I met zir,” “Zir bike” and “Ze is zirself.”
My advice is to never make eye contact, stick to your cubicle as much as possible and mumble and nod. Don’t smile. Dystopia, here we come, courtesy of the insane left.