(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) -- The 60,000-strong Thomson Reuters media empire, in an effort to determine its diversity success, is asking its staff of reporters, researchers, marketers and others to pick their sex from nine choices, including “genderqueer,” a category for identities other than man or woman.
According to the company’s annual employee survey, choosing a sexual identity doesn't have to be based on a worker’s actual sex, but instead “a person's innate, deeply felt psychological identification.”
The survey is part of the mega-media company’s effort to chart its progress in becoming a more diverse international corporation.
“It enables us to get a good sense of the demographic of our employee population,” said London-based Thomson Reuters spokeswoman Jocelyn Betts.
The question was mocked at last week's Media Research Center annual gala by President Brent Bozell who shared a Thomson Reuters employee's email criticizing the “stupid” question she had to answer. Continue reading via the Washington Examiner...