Ho, right

BBC staff have been told there are more than 150 genders, and to develop their “trans brand” by declaring their pronouns on email signoffs.

Are we sure that’s enough for every snowflake to be able to claim to be unique in their gender?

15 thoughts on “Ho, right”

  1. It’s an extended selection process, isn’t it. “Even if you already have a job here, we’ll get rid of you if you don’t kowtow.”

  2. I identify as a threat.

    My pronouns are Try/me.

    I used to be visible.
    Now I identify as trans-parent

  3. FFS, let’s just say there are 7.7 billion different genders to make everybody feel special and then give the word back to grammarians for strictly technical use unrelated to sex.

  4. “Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.”

    Looks like the BBC is well on the way to “destruction”…

    … and not a moment too soon.

  5. In many places there won’t even be “only one in the village!”

    If I were asked, I’d declare my pronouns as Sir/Sir

    Of course these aren’t pronouns, but if they don’t use them I’d be so hurt and offended!

  6. The Germans have it linguistically sorted with: der/die/das as in he/she/it.
    No more are required even when being supportive to those who don’t want to be labeled as male of female. Alternatively the French are happy with le/la.

  7. If they are going to go down that route, it’s only fair that they should list each and every one of the 150 along with its defining characteristics. I wonder if we need a Venn diagram as well…

  8. If they are going to go down that route, it’s only fair that they should list each and every one of the 150 along with its defining characteristics.

    And it’s only fair that each floor of BBC HQ has a separate bog for each one of those 150.

  9. They didn’t say there are 150 genders, they said there are 150 ways people can identify themselves.

    No, I don’t know what they all are or how many are self-indulgent nonsense.. but let’s call out the bollocks in the headline as well as the bollocks in the story.

  10. @Mx M

    150 ways to identify themselves as what? I’m thinking the answer might be ‘gender’.

  11. @ Chris Miller

    Sexual preference is the most obvious one. If you accept straight, gay, bi, and ‘non’ as four reasonable predilections, you’re at 8 items on the menu even if you only allow two genders.. with ‘gay woman’ and ‘ Bi-man’ being maybe two of your 150. I don’t insist that you agree that gay woman is an identity worth writing down, but it is a matter of fact that it is one that people adopt, and it is neither a gender in itself, nor one that is based around one of those newfangled trendy gender ideas.

    I do not doubt that the 150 contains all manner of stuff that persons have no business expecting anyone else to even acknowledge.. ‘Oh I am a non-genderered sapiosexual queer person actually’ etc etc.. but it is absolutely not 150 genders.

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