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Faolinbean wrote (edited )

In American popular English, "You guys" is a standard term for refering to a group of people, regardless of gender (identity).

You don't need a degree in feminism to realize that's a problem.

What would you suggest I use then?

You, you all, ya'll, folks, everybody, comrades

is it SO hard to imagine a language that doesn't put men at the epicenter of the world that you literally can't think of any other term to use?

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Xesau wrote

You don't need a degree in feminism to realize that's a problem.

For a lot of people, it isn't.

Where I live, I frequently hear groups of girls/women to call each other "guys", though interestingly they only do that when talking to each other directly.

is it SO hard to imagine a language that doesn't put men at the epicenter of the world that you literally can't think of any other term to use?

Not at all. But we shouldn't forget that language is a very important part of society that has evolved for many centuries. Language is a reflection of society as a whole, and the fact that for many centuries men had a higher social status can also be observed in language.

The feminist movement has done a lot to elevate women to the same social level as men, and although a lot of work is still to be done, it's achievements cannot be ignored. Languages will evolve to reflect this. Within the foreseeable future, a lot will change.

N.B.: I had already changed the term to "you"