just thought I would share this gem with you

(33 Posts)
gaggiagirl Tue 09-Jul-13 10:31:31

I hope I've put this thread in the right place, here goes.
At work I send out letters I won't go into mega detail but these letters have questionnaires attached that are only relevant to women, so we were told to avoid men getting these questionnaires we should look at the persons title.
Written in black and white it says this " send questionnaires to Miss, Ms, Mrs as they are women but not to Mr,Dr or Rev as they are men"
Really? I thought it was 2013 am I wrong?
I've raised this as an issue and the written procedure will be amended.
Just thought I would share that little nugget of bull shit with you all.

SplitHeadGirl Wed 10-Jul-13 20:31:08

Gaggiagirl, you did so well getting that changed!!! I can't believe anyone thought that was ok to begin with!!!

No cous-cous is a type of bird, one of those ones that comes and perches on your finger and does a little harmony thing with you when you are cleaning some weird little cottage that you've wandered into which was filthy and your inherent femaleness has taken over so that you have to clean it.
<And now, back to the real world...>

CoalDustWoman Wed 10-Jul-13 21:13:04

What information is the questionnaire trying to elicit?

gaggiagirl Wed 10-Jul-13 21:30:19

coal the questionairre is a medical one and asks for info on something only women have/get/suffer from, sorry don't want to say too much in case I out myself but its not a relevant questionnaire for men.

MyHumpsMyLovelyBabyBumps Wed 10-Jul-13 21:43:31

I wonder if they don't actually want to risk getting medical women if that's the nature of the questioning,and used that as an excuse. is it a bit dodgy the place you work?

CoalDustWoman Wed 10-Jul-13 21:52:02

What about transwomen? The assumption doesn't fit the law, let alone the titles.

<controversial>

Ask her that, just to see the look on her face.

CoalDustWoman Wed 10-Jul-13 21:53:55

Or post-op transmen? Or women who have had mastectomies/hysterectomies?

gaggiagirl Thu 11-Jul-13 18:50:44

myhumps I feel my place of work is truly dodgy yes but its also one of Europe's largest employers and its similar to working for Satan himself ha ha.

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