Stonewall have arrived at my workplace

(12 Posts)
BrilliantBetty Thu 14-Oct-21 11:13:46

I have seen Stonewall mentioned a lot in your threads.

My work place has announced it is 'Equality' week and we all have to sign things and attend 'LGBTQ+ inclusion' training for two hours and state our pronouns on emails etc.

Why is Equality week focusing on this. What about racism in the workplace, disability awareness, inclusion more generally. It's all geared towards trans issue and there isn't anyone transgender here.

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TheCountessofFitzdotterel Thu 14-Oct-21 11:21:07

Gosh your workplace is behind the curve! Don’t they realise the opinion formers are all leaving Stonewall these days?

VortexofBloggery Thu 14-Oct-21 11:23:04

Send your D&I officer the Nolan podcast with a "well this is awkward..." Message.

NapoleonOzmolysis Thu 14-Oct-21 11:23:34

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09yjp0d

You're right though - equality and diversity should (also) be about the other protected characteristics.

Shedbuilder Thu 14-Oct-21 11:24:52

I would forward this link to your employers:

www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p09yjmph

It's a series of BBC podcasts explaining the damage Stonewall is doing.

You may also like to send them to this article in Personnal Today, explaining the problems with Stonewall's version of the law (which may end up getting them into trouble):

www.personneltoday.com/hr/stonewalls-diversity-scheme-accused-of-being-unlawful/

Basically, Stonewall has been busted. We've been talking about it for years but now the BBC has exposed it. Any organisation/ company that cares about its reputation needs to step swiftly away from it.

nauticant Thu 14-Oct-21 11:27:23

The Essex University report on Stonewall:

www.personneltoday.com/hr/stonewalls-diversity-scheme-accused-of-being-unlawful/

OhHolyJesus Thu 14-Oct-21 11:31:37

Does your employer know Stonewall redefined homosexuality as a sexual orientation some time ago?

https://twitter.com/oneshotmocha/status/1448397761720750083?s=21

I agree with PP, they are a bit late to the party, many organisations are leaving Stonewall's champions scheme due to the controversial nature of this lobby group. It's a odd time to join. Who boards a sinking ship?

https://sex-matters.org/stonewall-champions-list/

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oldwomanwhoruns Thu 14-Oct-21 11:51:05

And this great publication by SexMatters:

Understanding the risk of following Stonewall guidance – briefing for employers

sex-matters.org/posts/publications/stonewall-risk-2/

SpindleWharl Thu 14-Oct-21 12:19:20

I've sometimes thought it's rather like an employer deciding to send you all off for compulsory training with some woo healing crystals for 'disability awareness', and requiring attendees to declare their levels of illness or disability - intrusive, offensive, non-evidenced, and probably discriminatory and unlawful.

TrainedByDinosaurs Thu 14-Oct-21 16:56:50

SpindleWharl

I've sometimes thought it's rather like an employer deciding to send you all off for compulsory training with some woo healing crystals for 'disability awareness', and requiring attendees to declare their levels of illness or disability - intrusive, offensive, non-evidenced, and probably discriminatory and unlawful.

Awesome comparison

KaycePollard Thu 14-Oct-21 17:09:38

Maybe suggest they look at all nine protected characteristics. It's pretty easy to find on the Gov.Uk website:

www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/4

rabbitwoman Thu 14-Oct-21 17:18:47

You know what really affects me every single day at work? My height.

I cannot reach the highest shelves in the cupboard because I am short, not because I am a Christian lady.

I cannot get on the high classroom chairs, set for the six foot tall arts teacher, because I am short, not because I am white or British. It gives me a bad back to sit on most of the office chairs because my legs are too short to touch the floor, not because I am straight, married or work part time.

I get teased - called 'miss midget' by the students and I sometimes feel unsafe in the crowded areas because I am five foot nothing, not because I hold a belief that sex matters more than gender.

What policies are my work introducing to make me feel included and safe?!

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