Final-ENG

Final-ENG

Published on 7 May 2021
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00:05
Hey girl! You look cute today!
00:08
Hey Jenna! Thanks, But actually....
00:15
Well, my pronouns are actually They/Them
00:20
Oh well, I didn't know that. I mean, you look.. Anyway, you know me I didn't mean anything by it. Does it really matter?
00:32
Well, you never asked, and actually, yeah it really does matter
00:40
It Matters Because...
00:40
Half of transgender boys A third of transgender girls and over 40% of non-binary children
00:47
Admitted to attempting suicide in their lifetimes
00:51
While 98% of transgender and non binary adults who experienced discrimination in the workplace contemplated suicide in that same year and 41% of those went on to attempt suicide.
01:03
I mean....that's sad and all
01:07
Yeah, not to mention, it could protect the company. Legal payouts for Discrimination are higher than ever, and LGBTQ discrimination cases are on the rise.
01:17
In 2019, over 1800 cases of LGBTQ discrimination were filed nationwide at a cost of over $7 million.
01:26
A recent study published in the journal; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that using gender-neutral language is associated with a decrease in mental bias toward men.
01:36
A reduction in unconscious bias could, in turn, prevent individuals or organizations from unintentionally discriminating against people of all genders.
01:46
Okay, but is calling someone by the wrong pronoun actually discrimination?
01:51
Well, Federal law classifies both sex (which includes pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity) and disability as protected categories under Title VII of the Civil rights act.
01:60
So, no matter if you feel like being Transgender is a disability, or if you recognize it for what it is, a valid gender expression, LGBTQ people of all genders are currently protected by federal law.
02:10
A 2015 survey of more than 27,000 transgender Americans found that at work, 53% of those surveyed felt that they had to hide their gender identity and 47% did not ask their boss to use their correct pronouns for fear of discrimination.
02:26
This is all just so new. Where do I begin?
02:30
More information can Can be found at
02:31
https://sites.google.com/view/cwillson-portfolio/nuetral-language
02:42
Thanks For Watching!