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 (opens in new tab) Monday, Washington Post reporter Caitlin Dewey (opens in new tab) and a coder friend bricoleur-ed together @she_not_he (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab)—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.

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.