This Twitter Bot Corrects You If You Misgender Caitlyn Jenner

Jun 01, 2015

An automated Twitter feed corrects users who mis-indentify Caitlyn Jenner as "he." When a Twitter user refers to Jenner on the social network using the wrong pronoun, the bot—dubbed @she_not_he—tweets a response with a reminder of to use Jenner's now-preferred female pronoun.

The athlete and television celebrity previously known as Bruce Jenner began gender transition earlier this year, undergoing breast augmentation and facial reconstruction surgery. Jenner chose to introduce herself to the world as Caitlyn on June 1 in a Vanity Fair article.

There has been an outpouring of recognition and support for Jenner on Twitter, both from her family as well as other celebrities. And yet, many users are confused or simply haven't read the story in which Jenner makes it clear she prefers to be referred to as a woman. The bot's about section reads:

I am a bot politely correcting Twitter users who misgender Caitlyn Jenner in their tweets. I might make mistakes reading your tweet!! I'm only human. (Not.)

It also links to the GLAAD website.

Here's what it looks like when the bot corrects a Twitter user:

.@becellent Click, whirrrrrr. It's she, not he.

— She not he (@she_not_he) June 2, 2015

.@ghostirI *Alarm sounds* It's she, not he.

— She not he (@she_not_he) June 2, 2015

.@Jessica_Aho ~ROBOT CLANKING NOISE~ It's she, not he.

— She not he (@she_not_he) June 2, 2015

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