He, she or they: How companies are starting to address calls for a gender-neutral workplace
One of the trickiest parts? Which pronouns to use: The answer is â€śtheyâ€ť for the subject, "themâ€ť for the object and â€śtheirsâ€ť for the possessive.
What is known as the pronoun go-round, in which people introduce themselves and the pronouns they use at meetings and conferences is more common in the nonprofit and academic worlds. The go-round and specifying pronouns in email signatures are still relatively new and evolving practices in the private sector, advocates say. They can also be difficult to master, since itâ€™s not the grammar taught in elementary school.
â€śSoon this will take off and be much more widespread in the mainstream,â€ť said Deena Fidas, managing director of global stakeholder engagement at Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a San-Francisco-based nonprofit group. â€śA lot of this work is how you make a house a home,â€ť she said. â€śThese types of practices go beyond benefits and personnel...
So when you see a man or woman in a far corner, do you say call him/her or call them over? Them / they are plural. When go against the Bible that is the end result. The Bible is clear on male and female and there being a distinction. Nevertheless it will all get worse.
Neil Wrote: "But notice: this wasn't Sodom's basic sin, which was pride according to Eze. 16:49. The description fits modern America and Europe pretty well; "gay pride" says it all. Almost no one discusses mortifying one's pride, but it's always lurking beneath the surface."
Thanks Neil, I just refreshed myself on the latter half of Ezekiel 16, and more specifically, vs 49 you mentioned:
"Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness..."
The sin of pride, sort of lurks behind almost all sin, if not all, at some level, wouldn't you say? Seems to be the main catalyst, even though it might not be all that apparent/obvious, at times, at first glance, but it seems to always be lurking just below the surface, like you said.
I was having a discussion with Ladybug some time back, on the topic of pride. The interesting part was coming to the realization of how it inundates, so to speak, our daily lives, how deeply we are infected with it, and in how many subtle ways it exposes itself that we may never even realize unless we're looking for it, specifically. The obvious is easy to spot, but it's those subtle little ways that go mostly unrecognized, so they're never dealt with.
Sodom and Gomorrah, as I understand it, was a free-for-all, and were gathering places; ground zero, melting pots, for the world's se*xal deviants. The deviant lifestyle, at some point, became a way of life, as its citizenry/society, assimilated over time, to every wicked thing that was introduced, and ultimately succomed to, supported, condoned, and even, became active members and perpetrators of the grotesque, and the once taboo.
I've always viewed Sodom and Gomorrah, as towns that began like any other, but an infection set in; subtle at first, and with little resistance, became emboldened, snowballed out of control, and ultimately, infected an entire townspeople. Many, if not most, took part in the deviance, while others supported their wicked deeds, and still others just remained silent, not really caring either way.
Just my own personal take on Sodom and Gomorrah, and the progression that led to their obliteration. Sound familiar?