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You might remember this post: https://ovarit.com/o/GenderCritical/51269/i-spoke-up-at-work

Basically the annual workplace satisfaction survey had some problems. They mixed gender and sex together instead of making the two issues distinct. Well, I spoke up about why that is problematic. I did not expect any real action, but........

To my surprise and delight, they listened! I just took this year's survey, and the demographic questions on sex and gender were:

What is your sex? Male/Female

Are you transgender? Yes/No

This is kind of huge. I work for an extremely large employer.... I have no problem at all with them tracking who is in the woo, that's fine. But as I told them, it is so, so important to accurately track sex. I realize some respondents who ID as trans will muck up the numbers, but at least we have a clear distinction and those people can be sort of noted with an asterisk basically.

Super pleased that they listened to my comments and implemented them! This is why it's important for us to speak up. Hooray!

You might remember this post: https://ovarit.com/o/GenderCritical/51269/i-spoke-up-at-work Basically the annual workplace satisfaction survey had some problems. They mixed gender and sex together instead of making the two issues distinct. Well, I spoke up about why that is problematic. I did not expect any real action, but........ To my surprise and delight, they listened! I just took this year's survey, and the demographic questions on sex and gender were: What is your sex? Male/Female Are you transgender? Yes/No This is kind of huge. I work for an extremely large employer.... I have no problem at all with them tracking who is in the woo, that's fine. But as I told them, it is so, so important to accurately track sex. I realize some respondents who ID as trans will muck up the numbers, but at least we have a clear distinction and those people can be sort of noted with an asterisk basically. Super pleased that they listened to my comments and implemented them! This is why it's important for us to speak up. Hooray!

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I would remove any trans identifying data from any sex desegregated data sets for the purpose of accurate reporting but I love seeing this!

I can't express how happy I am that my workplace is absolutely and proudly anti-gender. We even started boycotting pride month on all platforms because our LGB staff flat out said it didn't represent us anymore and we wanted nothing to do with it. (Not to mention we have a large POC population and they have all vehemently stated that they are furious that they are considered part of the alphabet soup just because they have brown skin.)

I won't name the company for obvious reasons, but we aren't small by any stretch of the imagination. It gives me hope. 😁

we have a large POC population and they have all vehemently stated that they are furious that they are considered part of the alphabet soup just because they have brown skin

I hope this can spread more widely. I remember what the face I made felt like when I saw the explanation for the black and brown bands on the penis-invasion version of the flag.

Yes. Rainbow-washing is purely a PR exercise at this point and if I was part of the community I would be cynical too.

That is awesome, it sounds like your company does really interesting work. I’m also impressed that so many of your co workers have been enlightened by this whole mess. Did that happen slowly or did it just take like one conversation about it for everyone to be more vocal about their opinions/goals in relation to the company?

We are able to be open & frank at work about these types of things, and I work with lots of strong-willed ladies who would probably punch a TIM in the face if we ever caught him trying to skulk into one of our bathrooms.

Also, our HR head is a black woman and has ZERO PATIENCE for the kind of crybaby fake-problem bullshit gender-nuts tend to drag into the building with them. She has proudly stated that if someone puts pronouns on their resume or linked in she immediately bins their application. 😂

That's wonderful! You're very lucky. HR is usually full of craven, blather-mouthed wokeoids.

… being a POC has what to do with being gay??!!?! What the everlovin’ f? How did I miss this? I’d be pissed too

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This is absolutely BRILLIANT Boudicaea. Amazing work, you have made a big, real difference in the world and this will inspire other women to go and make their difference, so really this is massive.

I have just been listened to in my workplace as well, after chipping away for the past 12 months or so, and the Equality & Diversity team as well as the Policy team have agreed to restore "mother" to the "shared parental leave" policy & forms.

Little by little we keep plugging away like a little ant army and before you know it between us all we can move mountains.

[–] Romarida ⚢ since 2014 1 points

Nice, well done! I can barely believe it's already happening in some companies. The return to biology rather than philosophy.

to restore "mother" to the "shared parental leave" policy & forms.

What did they have? pregnant person?

Well done you! Reassuring to hear things like this, gives me hope for my (very woke 🙄) workplace

Excellent work! Well done! Major acts of GC activism are, of course, important, but quieter actions should also be celebrated. When we gender critical feminists speak up in our workplaces...speak up among our friends..that's the slow, unstoppable tide of reality slowly wearing away at the seemingly unmoveable monolith of the gender identity movement.

Congrats! I'm so glad it paid off to speak up! This is really encouraging.

Wow! Good for you! I'm so glad to hear. I'd buy you a drink if I could. Cheers!

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