Anything that annoys the dinosaurs who can’t stand people been able to choose what they wear is a bonus to me. The usual gammons are out on Twitter having a cry. The overall response is a positive one though. Uniform choice also included pronoun choices for name badges.
There’s those claiming they’ll never fly Virgin again, you know the ones who’ve really never even flown with them before anyways
The promo video below is great, starring Michelle Visage an all
Love flying Virgin. Always have a good experience. The 1990’s-era ‘Please don’t disturb me for Drinks/Meals’ and ‘Please wake me up for Drinks/Meals’ tags you placed on your seat back on long-hauls was pure genius. Bring it back!
I saw a comment on tiktok from someone saying this is just wrong, followed up by a comment saying he’s gay and a scientist… Yep 2 things that aren’t related to people wearing a choice of clothing. It seems he’s deleted the comments, as he well and truly got annihilated.
Why do they need a pronoun badge
If they identify as another gender, then surely a name badge is more than adequate.
And before you all jump on me, I do work with a number of trans, non binary, etc people.
Call them by name, problem solved.
I don’t know how we got onto the topic of probouns, but honestly, I think they’re a dumb construct.
We never should have had more than a singular neutral one when referring to others. And it baffles me that folks think the solution is to compound their complexity as opposed to just transition to the more neutral, inclusive, and all encompassing they/them and ditch the gender specifics.
I struggle with social constructs enough as it is, as will many people with the same social struggles as me. It’s deeply alienating when society is hellbent on adding more complexity. My solve was to just auto call everyone by the neutral form, but I can’t even do that anymore without someone biting my head off at some point. Back to selective mutism around people I don’t know, I guess.
I think the concept of pronouns has become something that the extremists have jumped on.
Those who I work with who identify as a different gender, sexuality, etc, have no problem if we get things wrong, as they know it isn’t done with any malice.