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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Refusal to Use Preferred Gender Pronouns Costs British Doctor His Job

The belief that gender is assigned at birth has cost one British doctor his job as a disability assessor for the Department of Work and Pensions in the United Kingdom.

Dr. David Mackereth, 55, the father of four, was dismissed from the department after only recently being hired because he told the instructor for a training course that he would not recognize a pronoun that didn’t correspond to a patient’s biological sex, the Telegraph reported Sunday.

Mackereth, who worked 26 years for the National Health Service, says sex is established at birth and is both genetic and biological. That’s something that “has been believed by mankind for centuries,” he said.

“I’m not attacking the transgender movement,” Mackereth said, “but I’m defending my right to freedom of speech, and freedom of belief.”



Phronesis said...

Dontcha just love it when government tells you what to believe?

Anonymous said...

The worst outcome of knowingly "incorrectly" referring to someone with the "wrong" pronoun is that might be rude.
Are we punishing people for rudeness now, with the full support of government and academia?

Anonymous said...

i guess he will make up for it in the books he writes and publishes.