Do we need trans-friendly trains?
A train line has apologised for greeting its customers as ‘ladies and gentlemen’.
Every business these days is desperate to get on the woke bandwagon. Backing Black Lives Matter, championing gay pride, promoting sustainability: identity politics is unstoppable.
Trains are decorated as ‘Trainbows’ – painted in the colours of the Pride flag.
This week, a train driver greeted passengers over the tannoy with the phrase: ‘Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.’ A trainguard overheard the announcement and complained to the train operator – London North Eastern Railway (LNER) – because it excluded non-binary individuals. ‘It doesn’t actually apply to me so I won’t listen’, the guard tweeted. A non-binary friend, who was also on the train, protested that the announcement made them both ‘alarmed and uncomfortable [at] the lack of inclusion’.
Incredibly, LNER actually upheld the complaint. ‘Our train managers should not be using language like this’, a social-media manager said, pledging to make the train service ‘inclusive’.
A train company has apologised following a complaint from a non-binary passenger after the conductor greeted customers by saying "good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls." pic.twitter.com/E1kmtmMh56
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So there you have it. A train company has decreed that ‘ladies and gentlemen’ is offensive. Wokeness is sending everyone off the rails.
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