Is it normal my workplace has new name tags for people's gender pronouns?

The new name tags have way more room on them now so people can have their gender pronouns on them if they want. Since the current lineup of people at work don't have anyone with special pronouns, it kinda looks funny seeing people with name tags that look mostly blank aside from their names in really tiny letters. One of the supervisors said that since I'm bi, I could do the bi pride flag, in the blank spaces, but that's not my thing so I stuck Animal Crossing stickers on mine.

Is it normal the name tags are like this now? I've got no problem with pronouns, I just think the extra space on them looks ridiculous.

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  • I would put in a helicopter sticker on that blank spot.

    If they try to give you crap about it I would just say that I like helicopters and since we can put whatever crap we want in the blank it's a free spot to put stickers.

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  • I’m not mad. People get so offended that I can’t tell that a 6’5” human with a full beard, back and chest hair, wearing a dress is a chick. So I’ll just have to stare at the name tag like an asshole now.

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  • Sounds cool to me, but they should definitely design these things better so that they don't have that awkward space.

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  • Also shouldn't they just have a name tag?

    Why would they just go to an extra step to have a tag for pronouns?

    In conclusion this just sounds like one of the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of.

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    • Yep, but thats tge way the world has been going for the last couple of years. However folks, there seems to be a pretty strong push back starting - globally. People male and female seem to have had enough and some aren't afraid anymore to speak out against wokeness. Im talking about people ĺn mainstream and new media from the US to Australia. Its a pity it took so long but we should all embrace the backlash and stop being afraid to say what we feel. Get back to how things were just a few short years ago.

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  • My pronoun is cumdump, will I be able to put that on my name tag blank spot?

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    • Why not there are 77 or so others your humorous one should be welcome with open arms . No-one can say anything about it because if you feel that you were born to be a cumdump no-one has the right to say that you are not a cumdump.

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  • id identify as a squirrel but the dingo would bite me and chase me up a tree

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    • I once knew a furry that wanted to live 24/7 as a puppy. His wife left him and his kids refused to acknowledge him. Dude had to clean up his act real quick to fix the damage his stupidity cost.

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  • I would write some outrageous job title, like The Alchemist. Or maybe doodle a mergoat. Oh oh or maybe like "henchman #x" and you could all do some coordinated thing

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    • Mine would say "That Asshole".

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    • I'm thinking about putting a Pokemon trainer class on my other name tag like Hex Maniac or Lass.

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      • If you go with Lass, does that make you transagist? 🤭

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        • If I go as Hex Maniac does that make me biHEXual? 😄

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          • If I went as an Ace Trainer would that make me ACExual?

            Lol!

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            • I was trying to think of another pun to keep this going, but I got nothing. Hats off to you man!
              :)

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  • Where in the hell do you work? This can't be true.

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    • Target. Not all Target stores have them yet. They're hoping to roll them out by the end of this year.

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    • My cousin's kid was given name tags on her first day of 3rd grade the teacher has a line on it for pronouns

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  • Starbucks?

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    • You're half correct. It's Target. They're hoping to roll them out to all the stores by the end of the year.

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      • Lmao target is another woke company. I went there one time and the manicans were obese 😂🤣

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        • The manniquins at my store have googly eyes on all of them. Customers kept putting them on, the managers kept removing them, and the customers kept putting them back on to the point where the managers gave up. Seeing those derpy eyes every morning always makes me smile.

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  • Thats dumb. I dont beilive in advertising yourself like that.

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  • Transactivisism has reach ridiculous level. I dont sign for this preferred pronoun thing.

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  • I would put "trashcan" since they want us to identify what we are. lol. In all seriousness though I think that's a really nice thing that your job is doing. It's pretty extra, but I'm sure it makes it easier for customers/co-workers identify what someone prefers to be called by.

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    • I feel the same way about the pronouns. I just think they could've designed the dang tags better. The tags look so stupid.

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  • I don't see why they couldn't just make the names larger to fill in the extra space, for people who aren't using that extra space for a pronoun.

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  • I would write I'm just me I don't need a million labels

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  • I might be for it if a significantly large proportion of society were trans.

    But with so few trans people, why not just make adaptations for the trans people and leave everyone else alone unless the adaptations actually benefit them? People - especially young or vulnerable people - can be convinced to question and doubt things in themselves that had been just fine before, and even develop neuroses about them. I speak from personal experience. I have driven myself further into neuroses of my own, just by dwelling on things that there was no need or point dwelling on.

    I mean as an example of the point about adaptations, there's a kid with neurological differences in one of my classes of 28 kids. One of the consequences of his neurological differences is that he is partially sighted. I adapt material especially for that kid because he needs it. If one or two of those adaptations benefit everyone else, I might apply those one or two globally. But I don't consider all or most of the adaptations I make to accommodate his partial sightedness to be applicable across the board. In fact, it would cause some actual problems if I did so.

    Also, we have to ask what being trans is: is it a normal, healthy variation on the alignment of a person's gender with their sex? Or is it a disorder? How can it be normal and healthy to be one way in your body and another way in your mind, which drives your body?

    Is my perception of what it is to be trans, mistaken? Is a trans person not in a place where they feel that their body is the wrong sex? How is it possible to normalise that and say 'Well, maybe a lot of people's are, so we might as well all write our preferred gender pronouns'? How would it not be like saying 'maybe everyone is partially sighted'?

    I guess I'm a little skeptical and I get that it can feel insulting in the extreme to be considered disabled by someone. But part of me doesn't understand the logic of how it's possible for a person to believe that they have the 'wrong' something or other, and not class that 'wrong' thing as a disability. If it's wrong, doesn't that mean it's also 'not okay'?

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  • Just write your name really big.

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    • The actual name itself is etched into the name tag. I stuck Animal Crossing stickers on the blank spaces.

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