Hedge words make statements sound vague, or questions less confrontational. Overuse can negatively affect your status in the workplace. Avoid hedge words in documents with this Atom linter plugin!
just-say-no. The Just Not Sorry extension "warns you when you write emails using words which undermine your message".
Women are stereotyped to be frequent users of hedge words in the workplace. Hedge words are not in and of themselves inherently good nor are they inherently bad. Looking at raw numbers, studies do suggest that women apologize more often than men; yet that same study attributes this to men that "think they've done fewer things wrong." When controlled for that attribute, men and women apologize at the same frequency.
Whatever conversation style you use — due to socialization or wotnot — it's not your fault if your coworkers treat you wrongfully for it. Women should not have to change they way they speak to gain respect in the workplace. And they certainly should not have to speak more like men to improve their standing. This plugin is just a useful tool; I make no value judgements on anyone who uses it.
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