Associated Press reporter Matt Lee asked State Department deputy spokesman Vedant Patel why all State Department email addresses now include gendered pronouns (and often the wrong pronouns, he added).
State Department has added mandatory pronouns to their email system.
AP reporter Matt Lee said the State Department internal system had added pronouns in the ‘from’ section of the email.
There was some back-and-forth with the spokesperson coping an attitude, but he didn’t seem to know anything about it.
Many are getting the wrong pronouns because there might be something wrong with the system. Lee doesn’t have a problem with people using pronouns if they want, but he said it has to be a choice, not an assignment.
“This phenomenon has not made its way to my Outlook,” Patel replied. “I will look into this. Thanks, everybody, Happy Thursday.”
The State spokesperson said he’d look into it.
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