It has not happened from authors within the United States, but a trend that I’ve noticed is that male authors from other countries will often send in a support request with “Dear Sir.”
So this blog message goes out to the Male authors out there that have not caught on to the whole equality movement: Get with the program.
Women now have equal rights. It’s the way it is and should be. If it’s not that way in your country, don’t assume it’s not that way in our country.
When I see a “Dear Sir” come in, I think arrogance. How arrogant to assume that a male will be reading the emails.
Incidentally, the highest percentage of political incorrectness are usually males over the age of 60.
Look, I’m not here to judge you or your values but know that American women are offended when they read “Dear Sir” when sending an email to support. Ok? Got it? :) Good. Thank you.
Now, as a guy, when I read “Dear Sir,” I immediately think, “why is he or she addressing me in such a highly formal way. Here in the USA, “Dear Sir” is reserved for legal dog fights… meaning, I think many assume that you’re hostile and that you meant your greating in a passive-agressive angry demeanor.
What’s your thoughts on the “Dear Sir” debate?