Ever wonder at the sexual identity of your friendly Walmart greeter?
Neither have I.
Nevertheless, Walmart offers a solution in search of a problem.
Walmart has introduced pronoun buttons for employees, as an article in The Federalist notes.
The pins come in three sizes and announce, “Hello, My Pronouns are …” and then provide three choices: “She/Her/Hers;” “He/Him/His” and “They/Them/Theirs.”
If these choices are insufficient, or if you just want to engage in conversation about your particular gender identity, there is a fourth available: “Ask Me about My Pronouns.” Why is Walmart doing this?
David Marcus at The Federalist has an idea:
This is corporate pandering at its saddest and most desperate. Walmart often finds itself in the crosshairs of progressives like Bernie Sanders. They love to talk about the billions the owners are worth and how some of Walmart’s employees are on public assistance. Does Walmart really think it can win over these naysayers with trans-glorifying buttons it sells to its employees?
At the heart of the trans issue is the fact that institutions terribly afraid of blowback from activists have taken the path of least resistance and buckled to demands to deny biological sex as the foundation for gender. Why have they done this? Because trans activists and their allies are the squeaky wheel. Those of us who do not believe that men can become women and the other way around don’t threaten boycotts, the other side does.
Alas, the buttons aren’t free. Prices range from $4.99 to $5.99.