Gender pronoun insanity: New York City promises to fine people for not using ‘ze’ or ‘hir’

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Almost certainly unbeknownst to the average New Yorker – a demographic not known for overweening politeness (I know, I married one) – the New York City Commission on Human Rights is demanding that employers, landlords, professionals and “all businesses” ask people their preferred gender pronoun from their first interaction.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This will get tossed as a 1st amendment violation.

    • It’s just another leftist law that’s geared toward enhancing municipal revenue and punishing political enemies.

    • Exile1981

      I like to use “we” when referring to myself during meetings.

      • Carlos_Perera

        That’s perfectly understandable, Your Majesty.

  • pdxnag

    Did they confuse a computer fantasy game for reality? No, you can’t be an elf or a troll just because you spent too much time gaming as one.

    • Justin St.Denis

      And no, Mummy and Daddy will,NOT spring for surgery to have your ears made pointy.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        That will be up to the jolly taxpayer.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    From now on I’ll have everyone address me as “Your Majesty”, 😀

    • Justin St.Denis

      Doesn’t that sound a tad queenish and gay? How about Your Excellency?

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Sure, that’ll do.

  • Justin St.Denis

    This really vburdens new immigrants trying to master an already extraordinarily “irregular” language known as English.

    I had enough to remember from minute-to-minute as a small employer, as I recall. But I was so small I could not possibly be expected to “reflect the diversity of the community” as we have come to know it today. Best way around it then would be to AVOID hiring any trannies, Third Wave feminists, gays etc. Not really all that hard to do, although this is the issue that would see me add homosexuals to the “do not hire” list. When my comlany was fully active, I had several gay men on staff. I wouldn’t take that chance again in these times.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Would a Ze take you to court for referring to hir instead of zir when Ze told you way back when you first met that Ze was a Zir not a Hir.

    Sweet Jesus In The Morning! as someone’s sainted Irish mother might say.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Since I live in New York City, let them arrest me and be damned. The mayor and his merry crew are currently under Federal investigation for corruption, as are Governor Cuomo and his cronies. I’d be surprised if the stench hasn’t wafted across Lake Ontario.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Not a chance. The stench in Ontario is so strong that nobody could smell anything through it anyway. Don’t worry about inconveniencing us with your stench. We have stink of our own.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        At the rate prosecutions are going, the New York legislature may soon be convening inside a Federal prison.

  • Nermal

    Simple version: he, she, it.

  • Hard Little Machine

    “This asshole” and “that twat” work fine too.