Give ’em an inch and they’ll take a mile

The guidebook noted that officials should never “presume” a person’s gender or sexual orientation. “Do not ask what pronoun a person ‘prefers’. This assumes that gender identity is a personal preference — it is not,” according to the guidelines.

Look, we’re all happy enough to say Miss to the prop in a frock, it’s merely being polite. But it’s a bit much to start insisting that we actually believe all this, isn’t it?

14 thoughts on “Give ’em an inch and they’ll take a mile”

  1. “Look, we’re all happy enough to say Miss to the prop in a frock,”
    You speak for yourself. As far as I’m concerned, a geezer in a frock’s a geezer in a frock. There’s a hard & fast rule in language, things get named by the viewer not the viewed. Why in English we talk about a Frenchman not un homme francais.

  2. “Do not ask what pronoun a person ‘prefers’.”

    “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”

  3. Back when I was a kid you were either a man, a woman or a weirdo. I accept it was a bit cruel to a minority of people but it did have the virtue of being simple.

    I miss the old days sometimes.

  4. I’m happy to call them whatever they want but if I can’t presume a persons gender because of what they are wearing or ask what pronoun a person ‘prefers’ it should be entirely reasonable to refer to that “prop in a frock” as “he”.

  5. Bollocks to what wierdos want.

    I don’t take orders from Marxist scum and that goes treble for Desperate Dans in drag. I will call them what I choose and if there is trouble then good.

    Also by accepting their delusion and/or deliberate lies you are advancing the cause of Marxist Newspeak subjectivist evil. It is your duty to call them as you see them. Not as the scum demand.

    You should know better Tim.

  6. Don’t presume what pronoun to use, and don’t ask what pronoun to use. Very clever, they’ve got you coming and going. The only solution is not to play.

  7. Rough rule of thumb is never to worry about offending offendotrons. The pretty girls who you want to shag, the successful business people who will give you work, and the people who are fun to be around are not offendotrons. The only people who would miss these people are their mothers (maybe).

  8. ‘The “guidelines for inclusive communication” were designed to force EU officials to “update their language”‘

    Observe that if they were actually “guidelines” then they wouldn’t force anyone to do anything. How about a campaign to make people stop calling instructions “guidelines”. As far as I can see the problem isn’t just with Eurocunts: the Yanks abuse the language in just the same way.

  9. Sure, I might call the hairy arsed bloke in a frock “Miss”, but it will be said with just the right tone of voice somewhere between outright laughter and a sneer that they know they are being mocked, but technical compliance is still compliance.

    It’s a bit like the Canadian guy who was told he must post his preferred pronouns at the end of his emails, so just to fuck with them posted “They / Them”. The local SJW knew he was a conservative and kept questioning why he had non-gender pronouns when he was clearly just some white bigot (in their eyes).

    After several rounds of this and him (sorry they/them) telling the SJW that “It was a personal matter and none of their business” he (sorry they/them) reported the SJW to HR for violation of company protocol relating to preferred pronouns. SJW was given a written warning and told not to pursue the matter any further. SJW continued to do so and got fired.

    If you can’t win then use their bullshit against them.

  10. What’s the proportion of transvestites to transsexuals? 100:1, more?

    Are we to misgender 100 men on the off-chance that one ‘woman’ will get ‘her’ knickers in a twist?

  11. “Do not ask what pronoun a person ‘prefers’.”

    So…. Given the crime of Mispronouncing…. How the hell are we supposed to know?

    Rock, Hard place…. Ok.. I’ll go my own way… If I’m damned anyway, may as well go down in a blaze of glory…

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