Goldman Sachs Instructs Employees to Refer to Each Other as “Ze,” “Zir,” “Zem”

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(Headline Wealth) Goldman Sachs is known for dealing in an alphabet soup of financial derivative products. It is now pushing “Ze,” “Zir,” and “Zem” — not as ticker symbols but as examples of transgender and gender-neutral pronouns the Wall Street mega-bank wants employees to recognize.

It’s all part of Goldman CEO David Solomon’s public devotion to “diversity” — and part of a larger “woke capital” agenda that has seen the nation’s largest corporations embrace radical progressive politics.

Last Friday, Goldman Sachs released a document called “Bringing Your Authentic Self to Work: Pronouns.” It begins, “Our commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive work environment is absolute.”

Not dogmatic and heavy-handed, mind you, just “absolute”!

Goldman provides the following examples of gender-neutral language for the uninitiated:

Gender-Neutral: Ze / Zir (Zem) /  Zirs (Zes) / Zirself (Zemself)
Examples: 

  • Ze went to the store.
  • I spoke with zir / zem.
  • The apple was zirs / zes.

And the following “Tips for Being an Inclusive Ally”:

  • Pronouns should not be assumed by someone’s name or gender expression (i.e. physical appearance).
  • Made a mistake? Don’t make a big deal out of it or draw extra attention to it; instead, make a swift apology and use the correct pronoun(s) moving forward.
  • Practice using gender-neutral pronouns on your own time. Feeling comfortable with these terms does not happen immediately and can require concerted effort.
  • Recognize that some people go by multiple sets of pronouns, while others may choose to only use their name and eschew pronouns completely.
  • It is usually acceptable to use the “They / Them” pronoun set when referring to someone who has not expressly stated their pronouns.
  • Proactively share your pronouns to foster an environment of respect and awareness (ex: “Hi, I’m Karen! My pronouns are she/ hers. Welcome to the team!”).