Our Policies

B&T Entertainment is founded on the mission to create and promote a work environment that supports female-identifying and queer artists, musicians, writers and many more to flourish. Therefore, the use of inclusive language is indispensable. We are currently working on putting together guidelines that are specifically for Kahina Studios. In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with the guidelines below before booking a session with us.

Behaviour Guidelines

For the guidelines in the Kahina Studios, the instruction sheet of nonbinary.ch and the media guide (2021) of the Transgender Network Switzerland were used as guidance.

Basic rules in the studio:

Every person is a human being – no matter where they come from.

Therefore, questions like “where are you originally from?” or negative remarks about a person’s origin are undesirable.

No discriminating curse words 

Insults like “gay”, “retarded”, “pussy” or other sexually connotated negative words are not welcome

No mansplaining

Mansplaining is “an explanation, interpretation, manner of speaking, etc., from a perspective perceived as typically male (and directed at a female audience), in which the person speaking assumes to know better than the audience.

Particularly in a studio where sound technicians also work, respectful treatment must be observed. 

Speaking with each other

ask each person how they would like to be addressed (names, pronouns)

Non-violent language

We have a zero tolerance for violence, verbal and non-verbal

Making mistakes is okay

Even if you don’t always get every rule right, be happy when others point out your mistakes and take the feedback seriously. Everyone is understanding and appreciative when you do your best!

Gender-neutral language

1. use gender-neutral term: The music creators

2. if no short form possible: the musicians

Glossary: Trans People

Trans person = person who never felt the gender assigned to them at birth was   appropriate for them 

Trans woman = woman who was born with a biologically male body but identifies as a woman. ­čí¬ A trans woman is a woman!

Trans man = man who was born with a biologically female body, but identifies as a man. ­čí¬ a trans man is a man

Addressing a trans person the way the person wants to be addressed in terms of names and pronouns (he, she, etc.)

! Trans has nothing to do with sexuality/sexual orientation.


Examples of correct use of language

+ Was assigned male/female gender at birth

– Was born as male/female

+ Used to live as man/woman

– Transformed

+ Life adapted to gender identity

– Changed sex/has undergone gender reassignment surgery

For Further Information

English:

Official Guideline from “Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation – GLAAD”

UN Geneva – Disability Inclusive Language Guidelines (PDF)

German:

Transgender Network Switzerland – Medienguide

Merkblatt ┬źnicht-bin├Ąres Geschlecht in der Sprache┬╗ (PDF)

ZHAW – Leitfaden Geschlechtergerechte Sprache (PDF)