The princess serves as vice president of partnerships and strategy at Afiniti, which is fighting allegations that its founder Zia Chishti harassed, threatened and violently sexually assaulted a female staff member.
Harriet Wistrich, the founder of the centre for Women’s Justice, said Mr Chishti
I had no idea whether an American called “Zia” was male or female until I got to the next para. Given modern mores even the allegations of sexual assault weren’t conclusive on the point.
Don’t judge too harshly, it’s just age and being out of touch. After all, in most European languages the “a” ending would likely, but not conclusively, indicate female.
What have the Romans ever done for us?
President Zia ul Haq of Pakistan, chap who had that Bhutto fellow executed.
He was Muhammed Zia-ul-Haq, so I’m not sure if it was part of his family name.
Unless you are trying to pick her up who cares?
This sort of crap is for soap opera slurping fools.
And I wonder what special abilities Princess Beatrice brought to the party.
Fair point. I knew a chap whose surname was Linda.
“My name is Sue! How do you do!” …
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zia_Mahmood universally known to bridge players as “Zia”, like Boris or Madonna.
Wonders never cease. Worstall makes case for pronoun bollocks. Thus Zia Chishti (he/him), or (she/her) or (wal/rus).