THE CHOICE IS YOURS IF YOU WORK FOR SENSUS

From THE LOCAL (Sweden):

Sensus, a Swedish church-backed study association, has adopted a new policy to allow prospective employees to classify their gender in three ways: Female, Male or Other.

The study association, which runs courses in a range of disciplines for more than 350,000 Swedes, has decided to introduce a third alternative in its standard online application form.

"It is a question of letting you as an individual decide for yourself how you want to be defined. Or if you turn it around, you should not have to have one role privately and another as an employee," explained Johan Welander at Sensus to Church of Sweden newspaper, Kyrkans Tidning.

Applicants can now choose between Kvinna (woman), Man or Hen, a gender-neutral pronoun and alternative to the Swedish Hon (She) and Han (He).

COMMENT: Shouldn't that be "cock" or "hen?"

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THE CHOICE IS YOURS IF YOU WORK FOR SENSUS — 1 Comment

  1. While I respect the intention (obviously), being that almost all Swedes speak English too (and would thus get the “Hen” joke), I wish they had come up w/ another term. {Le Sigh}