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I am going to be an adult and realize that you meant it as a compliment, but it really isn’t, and I want you to be aware of that. I heard this line from plenty of ladies, not just men, and in terms of percentages, maybe even more women than men. This is not the way, people. This shouldn’t be surprising to you. It can be inspiring, it can be nice to see someone like you, but it absolutely should not be a surprise.

Helen Hou-Sandi, WordPress Core Contributor and User Experience Engineer for 10up, gave a presentation at WordCamp Phoenix over the weekend on WordPress development (her first solo talk of this kind). She also wrote this blog post, which is a great read, particularly for those who care about the meaning and implications of the words they use.