Many people I know find it exclusive, even when it's clearly not meant that way, but still doesn't sound great ie "well done to the guys in that team". Even if you and your team treat it as a gender-neutral term, it's not gonna be seen the way outside of your group so it's always better to avoid it
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Christie Koehler (@christi3k)Thu, 06 May 2021 19:19 +0000
In my house we've stopped using 'guys' to refer to people, but somehow started using it to refer to house spiders. There's a frequent shout of "who's that guy?" when a spider is spotted in a corner. It makes people using "guys" on slack/zoom hilariously weird. 🕷️
Jo (@ThisIsJoFrank)Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:21 GMT
Friends don't let friends... Use the word "Guys" when addressing a mixed gender room... Infact, just don't use the word "Guys" at all...
Pete Gallagher - Azure #MVPBuzz #MSIgnite (@pete_codes)Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:09 +0000
As with 'You Guys', this is another great view into why using inclusive phrases are incredibly important.
This is another post you really need to read, if you haven't already, as it makes you really think about the way you communicate.
I know a lot of people who use the term 'you guys' as a gender-neutral term, but after reading this article it really helps persuade you that the term is actually not as inclusive as you think.
For a couple of years now I've been making an effort to use gender-neutral ways to address groups, and I hope after reading this you will too.
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