US State Department offers guidance to staff after ‘pronoun issue’ – RT World News

The US State Department offered free therapy to employees who were “hurt or upset” when their email system misinterpreted them with “he she” Or “she she” gender pronouns. Amid its embrace of all things LGBT, the State Department would now require all employees to include their pronouns in their email signatures.

The pronoun debacle began on Thursday, when Associated Press reporter Matt Lee told State Department deputy spokesman Vedant Patel that shortly before the day’s briefing he received emails from department employees in which random gender pronouns had been appended to the sender’s name in the ‘from’ field.

Some of them were wrong, with “he she” pronouns added to female employees and vice versa, and Lee asked Patel why the inclusion of pronouns was “OBLIGATORY” in the first place. Patel said he was going “examine” the error, and did not deny that the policy was mandatory, stating only that staff could choose the pronouns that suited them best.

In a tweet later Thursday, State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said that “Problems with user profiles on Microsoft Outlook” had caused the error.

In an email sent to employees Friday, State Department Chief Information Officer Kelly Fletcher said anyone “who feels hurt or upset” by the glitch will be offered free advice, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Fletcher said pronoun function was tested when it “was inadvertently uploaded, and a large number of employees had randomly assigned pronouns added to their profiles. »

“I deeply regret the confusion and distress this error has caused our staff,” she added.

Two years ago, the State Department was ridiculed by conservatives for a Tweeter celebrating “International Pronouns Day”, linked to an article informing readers about “non-sexist pronouns such as ze/zir/zirs”.

Spreading ‘human rights’ at the point of a bayonet: the LGBT agenda has now become a tool of Western foreign policy across the globe

Under the administration of President Joe Biden, the American diplomatic corps has continuously pushed gender ideology across the world. US embassies – including in conservative societies such as Botswana and Albania – posted tweets on Wednesday in honor of “International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia”, while the U.S. Embassy in Brazil marked the day by releasing a video inform the Brazilians that “there is a range of gender identities beyond men and women”, and instructing them on the use of “xe/xem” And “by/pers” pronouns.

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