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Is the term “bro” gender-neutral in the way it’s used? I’d argue yes

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I can't see myself saying bro to a girl unless she's already reached bro status in which she's obvi v chill and doesn't care if I call her bro. However if ur slippin you can get bruh'd regardless of gender, ethnicity, or dietary preferences But ye call ur girl bros sis, makes more sense anyway

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Your statement is sexist because it implies that “bro status” for a girl means she’s chill and probably “not like other girls.” That implies bad things about “other girls” - get it? Don’t compliment a girl by putting down other girls. That’s not cool.

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Women have to deal with “male” being the default gender all the time. It starts all the way back to childhood. You look at books or cartoons and they’ll have 5 guys and 1 token girl character - no one bats an eye. If it was 5 girls and 1 token guy, it would be strange (or it would be a show “for” girls).

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If you’re a guy, would you like me calling you sis?

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I call men “sis” but I’m a 23YO gay man and it is fairly commonplace to do some linguistic gender-bending with fam. This seems similar to the “dude” discussion; I would avoid calling anyone “bro” simply on account of it being a gendered word (if not to all, to most). I prefer gender-neutral language at work.

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Bruh can be

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No

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girls who say bruh unite ✊🏻✊🏻

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Where you watching this hentai?

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No, but guys is.

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Bro isn’t, but BRUUUUUH is

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I usually go with “dude” over “bro” for a gender neutral term.

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What about the word “dude” — as a male, I call females dude too. Never stopped to think if maybe women don’t like this?

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Oh girl 👀

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OP asking the most important question of the day

Nah, bro.

guys

Bruh

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Nah fam.

OP: Are you going to add some premises to your argument, bruh? 🤔

Nah bro

I don't think so. Never said "bro" to a woman, but I have used dude many times (not in a work setting, but between friends).

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