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NASA: committed to forcing everyone to use gender pronouns demanded by its employees

The on-going dark age: NASA yesterday released a statement announcing the completion of an email test project at the Goddard Space Flight Center that allowed employees to include their preferred gender pronouns in email display fields.

NASA’s short statement, quoted in full below, illustrates where the space agency’s real priorities lie.

Through an effort to create a more inclusive workplace, NASA recently completed an IT project at Goddard Space Flight Center that allowed approximately 125 employees to test the option of including their gender pronouns in NASA’s email display fields — which currently includes each employee’s name, center, and an organizational code. The learnings from this test will be used to inform the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

NASA is fully committed to supporting every employee’s right to be addressed by their correct name and pronouns. All NASA employees currently have the option and flexibility to include their gender pronouns in their customized email signature blocks. This option remains unchanged and is supported by NASA leadership so that employees can share their gender identities and show allyship to the LGBTQIA+ community.

To put this in honest language, NASA’s management is gearing up the legal process to give the power of one group of people (the “LGBTOIA+” community) to impose their beliefs on others, and to force others to promote those beliefs in writing, whether they agree with them or not.

What this has to to with NASA’s core mission, to explore space, I have no idea. But then I am rational and our government today is not.

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21 comments

  • Gary

    Bob,

    You, like many of us, have made the mistake of thinking NASA’s core mission is to explore space. It is not. Like all government entities, its core mission is to serve the interests of those who control the government. In the 50s and 60s, the government wants to achieve PR and strategic victories over the Soviet Union by putting satellites and men in space and then men on the Moon. Mission accomplished. After that, with no clear political goal for NASA, the government let it devolve into a massive public works project to satisfy the re-election goals of individual senators and congressmen. Currently, with the government focused on the “progressive project”, NASA – like every other branch of government from the Pentagon to the Department of Commerce to the Department of Education, to the Department of Transportation and the Department of Energy, is focused on spreading progressive ideology throughout society. If the government evolves in a different direction, NASA will evolve in that direction. However, make no mistake, its goals will continue to be to serve the interests of those who control the government. But, you know this. It’s the message of Capitalism in Space.

  • Gary: Sure. However, when NASA (and our government) strays so far into insanity it is imperative to point it out.

  • David Eastman

    Next up: the Vulva spaceship, because existing rockets are so phallic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hkoqCQYU_o

    It hurts my brain to think so much time and effort was wasted on this. And they talk about it’s surprisingly good aerodynamics, as if that was even in the top 3 factors of rocket design.

  • Gary

    Bob,

    Apologies for getting preachy. Wasn’t coming at you. The notion of government being absolutely corrupt just has slapped me vigorously in the last couple of year and this post just brought it to a head.

  • Gary: No apology necessary. What you said needs saying, a million times over. Maybe then some of the naive sorts who insist on wedding themselves to one party or another might finally wake up and realize no politician today really has the public’s or nation’s interests in mind.

  • Max

    Gary said;

    “You, like many of us, have made the mistake of thinking NASA’s core mission is to explore space.”

    Wait a minute… when did this happen? I thought it was for Muslim outreach?
    https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/obama-gives-nasa-a-new-mission

    If you want to defeat them, fight fire with fire.
    (I suppose it depends on the application, if your kitchens on fire you don’t run to the living room and set it on fire too…)
    What would happen if everybody chooses a silly pronoun? Or a Objectional title?
    As a host of people retired, coworkers started calling me “Hay Old Guy” before the boss pointed out that it’s a violation of the code of conduct… (age discrimination / shaming or something) So some of my coworkers started calling me the honorific “Number One” for the most senior in our department. Usually illustrated by the raising of the middle finger (it’s tradition)
    At one time, no one was actually called by their real name. They all earned nicknames that usually stayed with them their entire career.
    Here’s some examples;
    Guy with a wild straggly beard “cheetah pet”
    Guy with too thick of hair, red nose, potbelly that popped the buttons out on his coveralls. “Rodeo clown”
    An assistant to a female boss “tuna helper”
    A loud obnoxious complaining employee, “Cryin Ryan”
    The fireman, Joe dirt, Superman, super trucker, Samwise Frodo and Gollum, (unusually short guys we referred to as the hobbits) Skeletor and groundhog, The Penguins (twins that walked in unison) Fabio, six pack (half case) Hollywood, blower, bone duster (archaeologists) Chachi (The splitting image of) cupcake, princess, short fuse, truck wrecker, hair trigger, echo Charlie, cue ball, black cloud… And a hundreds more. Many of them self chosen from their CB handle days.
    Now with equity hiring, you never know what to call a person. So we choose gender neutral names like “hay you”, “Green hat” “retard”, dum a** and other things that are not proper to Xpress… Just use your imagination.

    More sad news in the fight against censorship. My favorite search engine is now tracking its users and more.
    https://downdetector.com/status/duckduckgo/
    Scroll down to the comments for more information.

  • LTC SDS

    More made up rights. Well, I have the protected right of free speech and they are free to play silly word games of which I have no desire to participate in. When will this stupidity end already? Sheesh. Thank goodness for the existence of SpaceX.

  • Cotour

    “they are free to play silly word games”

    Your not getting it, these are not silly word games.

    These are very serious laws and rules that will dictate whether you or others can play at all.

    This is “Fundamental change in America”.

  • Ray Van Dune

    Is “twitface” a pronoun? It could be made the standard NASA pronoun and save a lot of trouble.

  • sippin_bourbon

    David Eastman

    I cannot tell if that is real or parody. I really cannot tell.

  • sippin_bourbon

    The push is that at some point, this will become mandatory.

    The only question is how soon will they push.

    And I do not mean social pressure, like they tried with Gina Carano.
    I mean more like orgs, universities and non-gov employers telling their employees they MUST publish pronouns.

  • wayne

    Jordan Peterson / Akira the Don
    “Lunchbucket”
    https://youtu.be/n3uYYAdothI
    2″23

  • pzatchok

    Our company went through this.

    Not one employee is listening to it.

  • LocalFulff

    NASA to research reproductive health in space!
    https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/62-mile-high-club-nasa-study-sex-space-crucial-life-mars
    I fear that might go very wrong if they deny some basic facts about nature for political reasons.

  • Concerned

    Just one more bit of evidence that NASA, along with many other giant government/commercial conglomerates (a foundational feature of fascism), need to be broken up if our country has any chance of returning to our roots of business liberty and entrepreneurship.

  • Doubting Thomas

    Updated Apollo Ground to Space Communications

    Ground: Roger. Looks like Nell is coming in five-by there, Mike, see you in the background

    Apollo: Yes, Neil’s standing on Tem head again. Ey’s trying to make They nervous. Ve’s disappearing up into the tunnel, of course,
    as Sie would going into the lunar module, only backwards.

    This new pronoun thing will make space communications more understandable and safer!

  • Idonttweet

    So one of America’s premiere scientific institutions is going to endorse and enable the delusions of people whose condition (gender dysphoria) is listed as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Good thing they got to the moon when they did.

  • BLSinSC

    Doesn’t nasa’s mission to publicize muslim accomplishments and “outreach” conflict with the gay mission now being promoted due to the minor issues like throwing gays off buildings and other rather indelicate treatments?

  • GaryMike

    My preferred referential pronoun for myself, and everyone else, is “It’.

  • GaryMike

    I am It.

    It is me.

    It was me.

  • GaryMike

    It will be me.

    It can be me.

    It was suspected to be me, It was alleged.

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