Public Service Advisor censored for using the term 'male-bodied'

Posted 27 January 2022
Free Speech Union spokesperson Jonathan Ayling speaks to an advisor (who will remain nameless) who fell foul of management after attending a presentation by LGBTQIA+ activist group InsideOUT.
Jonathan Ayling
Contributing Writer, Free Speech Union

Public Service Advisor censored for using the term 'male-bodied'

Free Speech Union spokesperson Jonathan Ayling speaks to an advisor (who will remain nameless) who fell foul of management after attending a presentation by LGBTQIA+ activist group InsideOUT. The advisor raised a question at the end with the presenter and soon after received a letter from the Deputy Chief Executive of the organisation, claiming that they had been 'offended and shocked' along with others for using the term 'male-bodied'. Jonathan himself sat down with the Deputy Chief Executive of the particular ministry along with a senior ministry HR advisor, and the employee (a member of the Free Speech Union) a few weeks back, so what was the outcome of the meeting? Listen to the episode for a chilling insight into how our public servants are increasingly being threatened for challenging fashionable political views. Never has a Free Speech Union been more vital! Join the fight @ www.fsu.nz/join

Jonathan Ayling is the Chief Executive of the Free Speech Union. In between running his Wairarapa vineyard and being Zen with his bees, he enjoys standing up for the freedoms that make New Zealand the stunning country it is.