On the word "dude."

  1. I keep seeing this being shared
  2. And it bothers me, and I can't be the only one
  3. Like, I've had MTF trans* friends, and they have told me that calling them "dude" makes them very uncomfortable.
  4. And I know that people don't call others this maliciously,
  5. But if it makes someone uncomfortable,
  6. Don't call someone dude!
  7. Like, I understand you might call everyone that
  8. But you should respect when someone is uncomfortable with that term
  9. You shouldn't continue using it on them just because you use it to describe everyone