State Dept Offers Counseling To Staff ‘Triggered’ By Botched Pronouns Rollout
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- The State Department will offer counseling to any employee “who feels hurt or upset” by a system-wide email glitch that temporarily assigned random and often incorrect gender pronouns to staff.
- The State Department is offering free therapy to “any employee who feels hurt or upset as a result of this unfortunate mistake,” according to an internal email that went out to employees on Friday.
- Many State Department employees were “triggered” on Thursday, when emails from colleagues suddenly began to include random pronouns, like, “She/her/hers” and “He/Him/His” in the “from” line.
- Those upset by the misgendering are encouraged to contact the State Department’s Employee Consultation Service “to speak to a professional counselor.”
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