My Pronouns Are No/No
Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram know I'm a woman and transgender politics have gone too far
I logged into Linkedin today and got prompted to put in my “pronouns.” I stopped scrolling. I felt my heart race. I didn’t think. I just took a screencap of it and posted it on Twitter with one word: “No.”
They’ve gone too far.
I am saying “no” to being told I have to go along with the politically correct social media bios that say he/him she/her and then the other ones that make no sense.
No to being forced by the woke mob to go along with the virtue signaling to please corporate America.
Of course, Linkedin is the professional social media that controls corporate jobs and professional careers. It’s not like the other social media — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — where we can share our opinions without getting caught by bosses, advertisers, investors, future employers.
So that’s why I didn’t do anything in the app immediately, I only felt “safe” sharing my anger over on Twitter. When I saw so many people agree with me, I felt safe sharing it on Instagram and Facebook.
Then I realized that exposing the problem with how far the woke mob has pushed us is not enough.
I needed to give a solution. So I went back and changed all my social media profiles to this:
I finally went back to Linkedin and took the leap.
I probably would not have been so triggered by the Linkedin pronouns prompt if I hadn’t been told to leave an office today because I wasn’t wearing a mask.
I stormed back to my car to get a cheap Amazon mask that will do nothing to prevent me from getting COVID nor prevent spreading it to others.
Some call the mask mandates “theater.” But to me, it’s a sign of widespread mental health problems. The anxiety from the trauma of the shutdown has not subsided for many people.
There are people who are young and healthy — who are fully vaccinated and boosted— who are wearing masks. Why? They are sacred.
They need psychological help.
I don’t mean that in a snarky way. I believe, and I’ve written this for a year now, that our government health agencies should be giving guidelines on ways to manage and treat anxiety/panic disorders, obsessive/compulsive disorders and depression.
We are long past letting people double mask, walking alone, boosted/vaxxed and agreeing as a society that this is okay.
I said it was my last straw when D.C. mandated vaccines for going into restaurants and bars and gyms.
I meant it is the last time I will concede any of this may possibly have to do with public health.
This pandemic took away too much of our freedom to speak freely (censorship) and make our own personal health decisions (vaccine mandates.)
DC retracted its vaccine mandate passport yesterday after a month because vaccination rates dind’t change and COVID spread didn’t change. The Mayor claimed it was “science” but c’mon…
And now the City Council wants to revert back to the mandates. It’s all about emotions. It’s not about “the science” or the “facts.”
Note that a 2/15 deadline for firefighters to get booster shots came and went in one city. I think this is a positive sign that more rational people are speaking up to fight back on vaccine mandates.
So, no. I’m not getting vaccinated no matter what they say or do.
I’m not wearing a mask to make anxious people feel better.
I am not giving pronouns to pretend that anyone would think I am anything other than a woman.
Look, I was the first woman to get a gun carry permit in Washington, D.C. I’ve earned the right to have my gender not be questioned.
I just wrote this post off the top of my head tonight.
I’ve been saying for months that I’m going to write short updates to you and not go dark when I’m working on the long investigations.
I realized that my old habit of throwing out my daily ideas and thoughts on Twitter has been hard to break. So even though I tweeted first again, this time, I picked up my laptop and wrote this newsletter.
I have a lot of ideas, opinions and reactions every day that fit well with the way Twitter works — disjointed and short and no real thought put into it.
But I want to work on having those ideas/opinions/reactions and sitting down at my laptop and writing an email to you, my subscribers.
I’m on pins and needles about the Supreme Court justices meeting 10 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) to decide on taking Mark Witaschek’s Fourth Amendment case. He deserves a final — fair — day in court. We won’t know what they decide until… well, whenever they decide to tell us.
Mark and his family are praying. I’m praying for justice. In case you didn’t get a chance to watch the video I made about his story — which I’ve been reporting on for 9 years (!) — take 3 minutes and watch it now:
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The common theme running through all the issues of the day: masks, vaccines, climate change, and pronouns, is all about other people, especially the State, being WAY too much interested in MY conduct rather than their OWN conduct.
If a person is worried about getting sick, by all means, wear a mask or a space suit, get vaccinated quarterly, stay at home like the late Howard Hughes and wear Kleenex boxes for shoes. But NO. They are strangely more interested in what I am doing.
About pronouns, parse the exact words of your Linkedin prompt:
"Show your pronouns on your profile to let OTHERS know how to refer to you."
Again, notice how this is all about controlling the conduct of OTHERS. You have to "let them know" how THEY must refer to you.
How about everyone stop being so strangely interested in ME and MY conduct? How about each person engage in their own lunacies and traditions and leave it at that. Handle snakes and speak in tongues if you like. Refer to yourself howsoever you choose. Call yourself Napoleon or His Majesty if you like.
Of course, the counter-argument is that everything, and lately that means EVERYTHING, I do affects everyone else. But my counter-counter-argument is that everything one demands of others likewise affects everyone else. So how about ending this vicious cycle of sticking one's nose into everyone else's business, because what goes around comes around.
I will follow your lead. Until now, I’ve ignored such prompts. After reading your thoughts, I asked myself why I refrain from expressing myself? I too have updated my Linked In.
Post Script. I am grateful to be in your readership.