Good grief, this insanity has crossed the pond and has infected the British military:
Britain’s Royal Navy has reportedly told its sailors that they should introduce themselves with gender pronouns before meetings in order to be more “inclusive”.
A “Trans and Non-Binary Awareness” guide, seen by The Telegraph newspaper, reportedly published on the Royal Navy’s internal intranet has told staff: “Introducing yourself with your pronouns at the start of meetings and interactions is a good way to be inclusive.”
It goes on to state: “Some people do not associate with gender binary and may use different pronouns like they/them hers or neo-pronouns like ze/hir/hirs. You should use the pronoun that a person shares with you.”
The Navy’s guide on gender also featured a “trans umbrella” to illustrate the different forms of gender expression, including “pangender”, “gender neutral”, and “two-spirit”, a phrase that has been used to describe the gender of some Native Americans.
Former First Sea Lord of the British Royal Navy, Admiral Lord West said of the guidance:
“I am surprised that the Navy wishes to try and divide ship’s companies by focusing on people’s gender rather than seeing them as all of one company. This initiative seems to me confusing and doesn’t help the cohesion and fighting ability of the navy I love.”
In addition to promulgating transgenderism, the Royal Navy told officers that sailors should be educated about the leftist ideological concepts of “white privilege” and “intersectionality, stating that “different societal aspects (race, class, gender etc) of a person’s identity combine to create a unique experience of disadvantage or discrimination”.
Navy personnel were also told that “if you are ‘white’, whatever situation you are in, it is almost always the case that the outcome has not been affected by your skin colour”.
However, despite such claims, the British armed forces have indeed discriminated against native white British people, with the Royal Air Force (RAF) previously admitting to having rejected “useless white male pilots” in an attempt to increase diversity in its ranks. . . . . (read more on Breitbart News)
Navy personnel told to introduce themselves with pronouns in trans guidance (Daily Telegraph, 30 SEP 23 – subscription required)
Navy staff urged to ‘avoid micro-aggressions and to ‘keep constantly educating and researching about trans matters’
Navy Personnel Told to Introduce Themselves With Pronouns in Trans Guidance (Daily Skeptic, 1 Oct 23)
The Royal Navy has issued guidelines urging its personnel to use inclusive pronouns and address issues like white privilege. The Telegraph has the story:
Royal Navy personnel are being told to introduce themselves with their pronouns before meetings in official guidance seen by the Telegraph.
A guide on trans and non-binary awareness tells staff: “Introducing yourself with your pronouns at the start of meetings and interactions is a good way to be inclusive.”
The guidance, available on the Royal Navy intranet, says: “Some people do not associate with gender binary and may use different pronouns like they/them or neo-pronouns like ze/hir/hirs. You should use the pronoun that a person shares with you.”
Navy staff are urged to “avoid micro-aggressions like backhanded compliments and unhelpful tips” and to “keep constantly educating and researching about trans matters”.
The Royal Navy advertised Ministry of Defence (MoD) diversity events for staff to attend on its intranet page for National Inclusion Week, which took place from Monday to Friday this week. The MoD encouraged staff “to actively participate in as many events as possible”.
The Navy trans guide also displays a “trans umbrella” that features different gender identities including gender neutral and pangender, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “a gender identity [that] encompasses multiple genders, which may be experienced simultaneously or in a fluid, fluctuating manner”.
Elsewhere, Royal Navy officers are told to brief sailors on white privilege and intersectionality, the idea that “different societal aspects (race, class, gender etc) of a person’s identity combine to create a unique experience of disadvantage or discrimination”.
A briefing note aimed at Navy personnel claims that “if you are ‘white’, whatever situation you are in, it is almost always the case that the outcome has not been affected by your skin colour”.