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To be confused by Pips Bunce?

(52 Posts)
FarNorth Sat 17-Mar-18 10:46:40

One little question - if Pips (Philip) Bunce spends time 50/50 as male/female, and is physically male, shouldn't Pips be referred to as 'he', not 'she'?

Director at Credit Suisse
Pips is a Director and Head of Global Markets Technology Core Engineering Integration Components at Credit Suisse, and also co-lead of their LGBT and Ally network. Credit Suisse’s LGBT and Ally network fosters a workplace environment that is open and inclusive for all regardless of their gender identity, gender expression or sexuality. Pips identifies as gender fluid spending half her time as Phil and the other half as Pippa both at work and at home with her wife and children. She works closely with other firms educating around Trans* and non-binary identities and has produced articles and documentaries on the subject with organisations including the Financial Times and the BBC. Pips is highly active in working to eradicate marginalisation and promote the importance of authenticity.

fiorentina51 Sat 17-Mar-18 10:52:42


Oopsadaisy12 Sat 17-Mar-18 10:53:09

How fortunate for him/her that he/she can do this . A foot in both camps.

hildajenniJ Sat 17-Mar-18 11:03:34

I'd say yes too. Why is it acceptable to chop and change your sexual orientation? It must be confusing for his/her children, and I wonder why his wife outs up with it. For goodness sake man, make your mind up!!

Elegran Sat 17-Mar-18 11:03:41

Bread buttered on both sides. Jam too, in his/her high-ranking job, can't see it working on the factory floor.

I don't understand either why Pips/Pippa is referred to throughout by the female pronoun. If he/she is 50/50 then both pronouns should be used equally for him/her. He/she is seeking equality of female/male in her/his life, after all.

Did you notice that I used him/her sometimes and her/him at others? Usually one sees it as male/female - that isn't equality.

hildajenniJ Sat 17-Mar-18 11:03:57

Puts up with it!

Alima Sat 17-Mar-18 11:10:04

I have never heard of this person before. My first thought was something akin to the Hadron Collider? How wrong could I be.

Oopsadaisy12 Sat 17-Mar-18 11:11:31

I assume that Pips has his own “facilities” at the office and doesn’t use the Ladies?

Luckygirl Sat 17-Mar-18 11:11:48

If he's got a penis, he is a bloke.

Chewbacca Sat 17-Mar-18 11:18:55

I'd never heard of him/her before either but, on reading through, I agree 100% with Luckygirl.

Grannybags Sat 17-Mar-18 11:18:59

Agree Luckygirl

BlueBelle Sat 17-Mar-18 11:20:41

Never heard of him I thought it was a new type of apple

I m with Luckygirl on this whoever he is if he’s got a willy wonker he’s a bloke

MawBroon Sat 17-Mar-18 11:22:40

Pretentious tosh. (His/her CV)
How about “it”?

MawBroon Sat 17-Mar-18 11:23:50

Why is it acceptable to chop and change your sexual orientation

See what you did there? grin?

BlueBelle Sat 17-Mar-18 11:34:17

All this tripe is getting on my nerves, if you re a bloke and want to dress as a woman, do it, if you’re a bloke and want surgery, get on with it If you’re a bloke and want to be both, youre greedy, make your mind up, but whatever you are KEEP IT TO YOURSELF I don’t want to know about your sexual orientation, your lovelife, or if you eat weetabix for breakfast

lemongrove Sat 17-Mar-18 11:37:53

Maw grin unless he does chop then he is a he ( heehee)

OldMeg Sat 17-Mar-18 11:45:18

Oh dear, I’m finding this all very confusing. My liberal side says let him be what he wants them be, but the other side of me says he’s just a X-dresser.

OldMeg Sat 17-Mar-18 11:47:09

Mind you, it’s OK for me to dress in jeans and still be a women and yet if a man wears dresses that’s somehow odd.

See I’m confusing even myself and I know it’s more than just what you wear ????

Luckygirl Sat 17-Mar-18 12:26:33

No problem about what someone wears - but if you have a penis and dress in women's clothes you are not a woman. You are a man in women's clothing - which is just fine.

MissAdventure Sat 17-Mar-18 12:30:29

If you have a penis but choose to identify as a woman, that is now acceptable, apparently.

Synonymous Sat 17-Mar-18 12:40:32

It will never be acceptable! It is ludicrous. If he was born with a penis he is male and I do not want him sharing the facilities of my gender. Anyone so inclined can spout this nonsense and make use of the opportunity to molest, assault or rape. The world is going to hell in a handcart and everyone is so afraid of the PC brigade. Emperor's new clothes anyone? angry

MissAdventure Sat 17-Mar-18 12:46:00

Jalima1108 Sat 17-Mar-18 13:20:11

No problem about what someone wears - but if you have a penis and dress in women's clothes you are not a woman. You are a man in women's clothing - which is just fine.

used to be known as a transvestite - is that term no longer pc?

MissAdventure Sat 17-Mar-18 13:42:15

I think there is 55 terms used to describe gender preferences, currently.

Blinko Sat 17-Mar-18 13:45:18

Agree, if he has a penis, he's a bloke. No question.