There's a Twitter Bot Correcting People Who Misgender Caitlyn Jenner

"Click, whirrrrrr. It's she, not he."

Caitlyn Jenner
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A pair of pronoun-mindful internet genii has gone and made a Twitter bot that politely corrects people who refer to Caitlyn Jenner as "he."

After Jenner's historic Vanity Fair cover broke Monday, Washington Post reporter Caitlin Dewey and a coder friend bricoleur-ed together @she_not_he. The account's bio reads "I might make mistakes reading your tweet!!" which, by my calculations, is true only about 15 percent of the time. (Disappointingly, most of the messages to which the bot responds *are* Drake Bell-level—or worse—transphobic.)

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But behold—progress!

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Kind of fun/saddening/hopeful all at once, right? It might just be a silly automated messaging system, but it's doing important work.

I'm Chelsea Peng, the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. On my tombstone, I would like a GIF of me that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, I'm into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard I have to go lie down.