66p for every pound earned by men

The Times drags Halifax:

Halifax has suggested that customers close their accounts if they oppose a policy allowing staff to display their personal pronouns on name tags.

Or, more accurately, if they oppose the absurd ideology behind posturing about “displaying” “personal” “pronouns.” We don’t actually care what banks allow employees to put on their name tags, but we do care about the idiotic truth claims such banks make in bragging about their Name Tag Pronouns Policy.

The bank tweeted a picture of a name badge with the pronouns she/her/hers and the caption: “Pronouns matter.” In response to complaints the social media team said that Halifax wanted to “open the conversation around gender identity. We care about our customers and colleagues’ individual preferences. For us, it’s a very simple solution to accidental misgendering.”

That’s what I mean. We don’t need banks “opening conversations” around “gender identity.” We don’t need their “solutions” to an absurd non-event like “accidental misgendering.” We see how stupid it is, and we mock.

The bank told two vociferous critics: “We strive for inclusion, equality and, quite simply, in doing what’s right. If you disagree with our values, you’re welcome to close your account.” When users purporting to be customers said they would cancel their accounts the administrator supplied details of how to do so.

Which is funny, in a way, because I’m hearing from friends that their service is terrible.

Women at Lloyds Banking Group, Halifax’s parent company, earn 66p for every pound earned by men when comparing median salary. Across the financial sector it is 76p, according to analysis of official data by Capital Monitor.

Those women need to start identifying as men at once.

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