I receive a lot of "Loved it. Great job man!" feedback. Should I ignore/correct/other? 😂😂😂

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Tough situation!Discussed with my (male) partner - he feels 'man' and 'dude' can be used in a gender neutral way/in a way that isn't specifying gender, so maybe it's not them assuming you're male. I'm not so convinced...One suggestion he came up with which makes the point, but doesn't 'blame' or 'nitpick' the person for getting it wrong could be 'Thanks! #womenwhocode 💪' or 'Thanks 💁🏼‍♀️'Props to you for creating a product that is so popular that people want to thank you!!! 😊
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"but doesn't 'blame' or 'nitpick'" - that is a very good point. Because my users are not jerks, they just make simple assumptions, based on their life experiences. I corrected a few times, something simple like "Thanks, and I'm a girl", the guys started apologizing and I felt like I was sending them on the guilt trip...
saskiahill's profile thumbnail
It's tricky - it's important to feel recognised as your true self, but it can be hard without feeling like you're telling people off! Every response is valid, this just felt like a balance that lets you tell them without causing friction 👍
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I've worked in male dominated industries for most of my 20+ year career. I think "man" and "dude" are basically gender neutral at this point. I think I might reply with something along the lines of, "Thank you so much! #womenwhocode" or "Glad to be the (Wo)Man who can get it done for ya'll!" Good luck!