Use of pronouns in IB

Nowadays so many people put their pronouns next to their name on their LinkedIn profiles /zoom call names. Many of them identify themselves as men/women and we are expected to treat them as the gender they identify themselves as right?

International (Chinese) male here. Can I identify myself as black female so I will be qualified for diversity recruiting?


Genuinely confused prospect monkey 

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jan 5, 2022 - 1:49pm

I'm no fan of Affirmative Action either but come on man, this is so old. 

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 5, 2022 - 5:45pm

posts like this are what make me embarrassed to recommend WSO as a recruiting resource

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 5, 2022 - 6:24pm

Lmao I feel you bro. The pronoun shit is so retarded, especially in college. One of my professors this past semester asked everyone to put them on our name tag, but I never did because fuck that lol. Pretty much anyone who does the pronoun stuff is a raging leftist/progressive, whether it's on LinkedIn, Instagram, or their signature. Even the moderate democrats don't do that dumb shit. You and I may get a ton of MS but fuck it. They say you have to believe whatever someone identifies as in terms of gender identity. Why doesn't that extend to race or age? Why can't I identify as a 38 year black girl? Fuck, why can't people identify as vaccinated? For the record though, I am vaccinated. When you take their conclusions to the logical ends, it sounds stupid asf. 

Then they come back and say you're being transphobic and not taking it seriously. Don't even get me started on neopronouns. Some of them add a z in front of normal pronouns and claim that's their "gender identity". I'm sorry, but what the fuck is ze/zir. And no, you can't identify as she/they. That's just not grammatically possible. An individual cannot be a plural pronoun. Yes, in conversation we use they when referring to one person when we don't know the specific gender of the individual. However, we should be saying he/she and since that gets clunky to repeat, "they" is used instead. You still can't identify as "they." A lot of neopronouns are just complete made up bullshit. Some of these delusional leftists actually believe there's 500 or more genders.

To the pronoun nazis, here's what I have to say to you. If I had a dollar for every gender, I'd have 2 dollars and a shit load of counterfeits. You really want my pronouns? Okay my pronoun set is pen/is. Too rude? Alright, I'll go with bro/bruh or dude/bro. Man there's so many real issues in the world to worry about, the fact that this pronoun shit has even came to the forefront just shows what losers these people are and how they have no purpose or redeeming qualities in life.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 11, 2022 - 9:13pm

Agreed. People need to not be afraid to speak against this bullshit

  • VP in S&T - Other
Jan 8, 2022 - 10:36am

I don't know what things are like in college these days but in the real world this shit is just not going to affect you that much. It affects a tiny percentage of people legitimately and then a somewhat larger group of people like to virtue signal about it on the internet. If you just ignore the latter group, as everyone who values their sanity should, you are left with something that doesn't matter except to a tiny group of people.

That said, if you are going to anti-virtue signal by ranting about it here you should probably have some idea what you're talking about. If you won't take the time to at least understand how gender identity is different than something like age then there is not really any reason to take you seriously on the topic. Note, I'm not one of these people that thinks you are obligated to learn about these things. It's fine if you don't. But you come off like someone who barely watches football trying to explain why some team's strategy is bad.

  • VP in IB - Gen
Jan 5, 2022 - 10:11pm

I'm going to wager that whatever you try to identify as, you're not going to be able to identify as someone smart enough to get the job.

Jan 12, 2022 - 3:45am

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