written by: Anonymous
NOTE: This is one of many testimonies regarding institutional capture, given to me by employees, students and service users in various sectors across the UK. See this page for more examples.
On the LGBTQ study day, led by a Stonewall lesbian. I made sure to ask that the word women is included. One of my managers sort of sneered at the negative feedback on the trust social media pages when they omit the word women.
I’m a midwife in the NHS, fighting back against gender identity ideology when and where I can, including on a LGBT online study day, and a new digital system we have implemented. Reassuringly, all my colleagues seem to be gender critical.
On our new digital system, for booking pregnant women, we are supposed to ask preferred pronouns. I don’t and don’t know who actually does. Part of the booking documentation it mentions assigned gender. I made sure feedback was sent to management that assigned gender / sex in the NHS was opening itself to legal issues if someone decided the NHS or the professional attending the birth got it wrong. Digital system completely captured – it’s called Badgernet – and is used quite widely now.
On the LGBTQ study day, led by a Stonewall lesbian. I made sure to ask that the word women is included. One of my managers sort of sneered at the negative feedback on the trust social media pages when they omit the word women. I pointed out that we had to care for many women who don’t speak English as a first language, and that many other women have educational challenges or are very young. I think I won my point.
I also got in “so, is out takeaway from today that most LGBT people accessing our services suffer from debilitating mental health issues and need more support for their vulnerabilities?”
On the staff FB page I did complain about removing the word woman in promotional material, and posted about clarity of language, non-English speaking women etc.
The managers have all drunk from the Stonewall fountain. Now I know that they demand the removal of the word woman to comply, I will point it out.