This is beside the point of the thread, but we live in different world zones and within different work endeavors.
To me, a landscape architect, I did not like to be greeted as hi, Ladies, by the crew. There is often pith in that. I rarely use that word. Things resolved with the crews. Have you lived that?
I also first worked in the medical world. **** was an oft used word, even by my boss who was also a writer.
You are welcome to your views, and I agree I an no Lady.