I Started Using the Southern Term Y’all On Purpose

I got tired of being addressed as “guys” when I was in groups, and I felt weird addressing diverse and complex groups of people as simply…

I got tired of being addressed as “guys” when I was in groups, and I felt weird addressing diverse and complex groups of people as simply “guys”.

It’s a simple thing, but y’all or everyone seems to fit better. It’s not exclusive, and it doesn’t perpetuate gender norms.

Other Terms To Use In Non-Exclusive Groups:

  1. Everyone

  2. You All

  3. Y’all

  4. Group

  5. People

How might you be perpetuating gender norms? Not everyone wants to be addressed as a “guy” nor does everyone consider themselves a “guy”.

Think twice before using the term “you guys” for diverse groups of people.

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