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When a trans person tells you that "guys" or "dude/s" is misgendering and hurtful don't respond that you think it's neutral because how you feel about it is literally not the point thanks

@AzureHusky
Working "dude" out of my head as gender neutral has been a struggle that I've only recently gotten over. I felt so guilty the first time someone pointed it out to me and pretty much instantly tried to find an alternative x.o

@NinTheFolf I'm glad you worked to improve!! Thanks for doing that work.

@AzureHusky truthfully not sure how I feel about pal or mate, like it feel gender neutral, but really not certain.

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Thank you :). There are so many gender neutral words that can refer to groups or more than one person, but 'male' has become the default for no /good/ reason in my opinion.

There's plenty: folks, folx, y'all (a favourite of mine), everyone, people, them (as well as being a singular it can still be plural too ~.^) and I'm sure many others that I can't think of right now, lol.

@AzureHusky this is legit why I used to address large groups of students with, "hello, people of Earth!" back when I still taught. Funny/informal, sets the right tone, and IT DOESN'T HAVE A SPECIFIC GENDER ATTACHED TO IT.

There are so many other options, why go with the one that's coded male?

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