I’m confused by this (and the NPR story) – isn’t “Y’all” a second person pronoun? Which are *never* gendered in English? (On a tangent: I am always surprised that there’s no movement to abolish the *first* person plural. If you think about it, there is no context where its use isn’t problematic, and it’s trivially easy to avoid)
Seemed worth splitting into it’s own thread.
At least in most American dialects the main alternative to y’all is some form of “you guys”, which is definitely gendered. The only notable exception (aside from “Yo” apparently,) I know of is the western pennsylvania/eastern ohio “yinz”, which is a contraction of “you ones”.