Praise the Lord, and pass the...giant list of pronouns, because I can't remember them all.
A new video, created by a Navy unit in Newport, Rhode Island as a resource for promoting gender "inclusion," seeks to teach their military and civilian employees how to create a “safe space” for gender-confused people whose self-identity doesn't match their biological gender.
And to say it's cringe-worthy is being very generous.
WATCH: The Navy is training its members to create a "safe space" by using proper gender pronouns.— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) June 20, 2022
Here's their new instructional video, which is modeled after a children's show:
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Really, all that's missing here is a sock puppet.
In the clip, Naval Undersea Warfare Center engineer Jony Rozon, a Navy civilian, sports a rainbow t-shirt as he explains why pronouns are so important, beginning with “Hi! My name is Jony, and I use he/him pronouns.”
Engineer Conchy Vasquez, also a Navy civilian, then chimes in with an infantile definition of a “pronoun” as would be explained to a third-grader, saying, "A pronoun is how we identify ourselves apart from our name, and it's also how people refer to us in conversations.”
“Using the right pronouns is a really simple way to affirm someone's identity. It is a signal of acceptance and respect," Rozon adds.
Using someone’s preferred pronouns is a way to make people feel “accepted,” and to create a “safe space” for the gender non-conforming, the trainers explain, adding that one should also take care to replace gendered phrases like “hey, guys” with the less binary “hey, team!"
To affirm that "we're allies," you should also include your own pronouns in your email signatures, Vasquez encourages, apparently assuming that everyone is onboard with this insanity.
"Another way that we could show that we're allies and that we accept everybody is to maybe include our pronouns in our emails or, like we just did, introduce ourselves using our pronouns," Vasquez says.
If you’re having trouble remembering someone’s pronouns, just try this handy trick!
"Let's say the person chooses to use ‘they,'" Vasquez says. "Then you will in your mind go, ‘They have a nice shirt. They have a nice smile. They are really smart.' So that kinda sticks in your brain."
Oh, but don’t be too aggressive with your pronoun use – the video also warns that some people may not be ready to share his...uh...her…their? Zher?...pronouns, saying they may still be in the “process of discovery" about their own identity.
My sympathies - as I'm in the process of discovering just how insane the left can possibly get.