Sunday, November 05, 2017

British government orders civil servants to avoid calling taxpayers 'he' and 'she' or assuming a 'Mr' is male so transgender people are not offended

Civil servants should avoid using gendered pronouns like 'he' and 'she' or assuming someone with the title 'Mr' is male, according to the latest government directives.

The rules, which apply to all Whitehall departments, are intended to avoid causing offence to people whose chosen gender does not identify with their biological sex.

The Service Manual is produced by the Cabinet Office and used by government departments to design their websites. ­­

In the section on gender it advises: ‘You should address the user as “you” where possible and avoid using gendered pronouns like “he” and “she”.’

Pronouns are allowed in some cases, the document states, but civil servants should never guess a person’s gender from their title.

Philip Davies, MP for Shipley, called the directives - which were last updated in December 2016 and remain current - 'politically-correct claptrap'.



Bird of Paradise said...

Gender Nutal nonsense this P.C. Poppycock is getting more idiotic all the time whining little snowflakes to to Get A Life

Anonymous said...

Why should normal people bend to the wishes of those with twisted minds ?

Anonymous said...

If you use the title "Mr" you are explicitly declaring that you are male.
There are other titles people can use which designate they identify as female.
In addition, there are titles which declare that you are confused about your gender.
Why ignore someone's choice of gender designation?