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Mine hasn't but I was reading a blog and the owner said that their work regularly gets angry letters because their lab requires people to state their sex. Apparently they read the letters at meetings and laugh before throwing them away.

I was curious if anyone's place of work gets this as well, and does your work actually take the whinging seriously or is it a bit of a joke?

Mine hasn't but I was reading a blog and the owner said that their work regularly gets angry letters because their lab requires people to state their sex. Apparently they read the letters at meetings and laugh before throwing them away. I was curious if anyone's place of work gets this as well, and does your work actually take the whinging seriously or is it a bit of a joke?

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Apparently they read the letters at meetings and laugh before throwing them away.

That cheered me up.

Hmm I don’t know if this counts but every now and then my work will get emails or Instagram messages trying to get me fired for terfin’ on my own account. But I’m in charge of all the work social media accounts so easy to block+delete. I really don’t think anyone would care though even if I didn’t delete them.

[–] ovaryacting Dilatemadaboutit 17 points

I used to teach at universities and any accusations of bullying/racism/homophobia/transphobia were taken seriously (only if the perpetrators were students, staff got away with it all the time) but there was also an element of eye rolling present whenever students complained about class materials being 'problematic'. Like, it's the point. It's historical.

I work in tech now in a very un-woke place. It's great.

I work in tech now in a very un-woke place. It's great.

Are they un-woke about including women as well? Or just on the trans issue? I would love to work for a tech company that makes the effort to be inclusive of women, including acknowledging sex is the basis on which we are discriminated against in the industry.

[–] ovaryacting Dilatemadaboutit 9 points

I do tech for a non-tech industry. So best of both worlds, really. High paying job, lots of options, minimal stress, no politics.

Plenty of my colleagues are TERFs, there are more women in higher positions than men. And they are all TERFy too.

I also work in tech in a place that's fairly unwoke. But in my personal experience, I've been very very clearly discriminated against for being a woman.

And we all know why woke tech companies suck for women. I'd love a sane, normal company to work for!

I once got an angry tweet because we had a survey that dared ask what people’s sex was and it was “male” or “female”. I really tied myself up in knots trying to work out which unicorn option they wanted as an addition but whatever I did it placated them. I think I put “other/decline to say” which was my little fuck you back because you know they wanted something like “male”, “female”, “special super person”.

[–] GenderHeretic 7 points Edited

No, but we got a strange email trying to pass itself off as an innocent enquiry that I immediately recognised as an TIM trying to bait the organisation in order to start a process against it, whether it was a complaint process from which he hoped to profit, a social media TRA mass harassment campaign, legal action or all of the above.

He was in another state, which made the particular question he was asking about our location nonsensical. It was apparent that he'd been sending the same email to all locations in the country. He was blocked without reply.

We then got an email from head office to all locations advising to ignore all contact from this person.

Nothing angry, but we have gotten an overly effusive letter of praise thanking us for "asserting their gender identity" from someone anonymous. Was extremely weird as we do B2B services for mid size to large corporations as clients and I have no idea what the fuck we might have done to "assert anyone's gender identity". Call them by the name of the form maybe? I don't fucking know, I don't even talk to anyone external...

I actually suspect it was an employee. We have a lot of trans employees and between the fact that we don't interact with clients really and the fact that the TRAs are especially emboldened in making demands in the workplace, I suspect it was an employee trying to sound like a client who also thought gender was "the greatest thing ever uwu"

Unfortunately the letter was taken very seriously and circulated through the company as an example on why we need to take gender seriously, which is how I came to hear of its existence.

That was definitely an employee. A similar thing happened at my friend's workplace, only it wasn't regarding trans crap and was a joke on my friend's part that got out of hand. My friend posed as an anonymous customer and wrote over the top effusive praise towards an employee (my friend's coworker) who had supposedly served said customer. The coworker, whose job it was to read customer feedback, knew immediately that one of his friends there wrote it, which was the intention, but the higher-ups who normally ignore customer feedback happened to read it this time and took it seriously, despite the letter's intentional ridiculousness (eg. using heavy and antiquated purple prose, praising his beard and complaining about previous attempts to use a gift card that had "only expired a few years ago"). Then they circulated it as a global memo to serve as an example for the other employees.