Calling somebody by the wrong self-preferred pronoun, despite what biology may dictate, could cost you dearly in New York City.
Due to an update in the anti-discrimination laws, calling a male who prefers to be referred to as a ‘she’ could result in some ludicrous fines.
In fact, if you’re an employer or landlord and don’t refer to the person by their supposed identity, even if it’s a completely made up ‘gender neutral’ term like “zhe,” you could pay.
Did you call a transsexual person “he” or “she” when they preferred to be called “zhe?” According to a newly updated anti-discrimination law in New York City, you could be fined an eye-watering $250,000.
In the latest, astonishing act of draconian political correctness, the NYC Commission on Human Rights have updated a law on “Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression” to threaten staggering financial penalties against property owners who “misgender” employees or tenants.
Incidents that are deemed “wilful and malicious” will see property owners face up to $250,000 in fines, while standard violations of the law will result in a $125,000 fine. For small business owners, these sums are crippling.
It’s not as simple as referring to transmen “he” or transwomen as “she,” either. The legislation makes it clear that if an individual desires, property owners will have to make use of “zhe,” “hir” and any other preferred pronoun.
It seems like lunacy, but is anyone truly surprised by this happening in the liberal cesspool (cis-pool?) that is New York City, in a day and age in which a man who still owns all of his male parts and chromosomes is voted ‘Woman of the Year?’
And conservatives are considered anti-science.