See also: transwoman
trans woman (plural trans women)
- A transgender or transsexual woman; i.e., a woman who was assigned male at birth.
- Trans woman is often spelled with a space, with trans as an adjective modifying the noun woman, similar to Asian woman, tall woman, fat woman, etc. The unspaced spelling transwoman is sometimes used interchangeably, including by a few transgender people. However, it is often associated with views (notably gender-critical feminism) that hold that transgender women are not women, and thus require a separate word from woman to describe them. For this reason many transgender people find transwoman offensive.
- transwoman, trans-woman (proscribed)
- trans womyn (transfeminist spelling, especially of the plural)
- transgirl, trans girl
- TG girl (slang), t-girl (slang), TS girl (slang), M2F
- shemale (derogatory, offensive, proscribed, chiefly in pornography)
- trans-identified male (derogatory, offensive, proscribed)
a transgender or transsexual woman
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Julie Nicholson, Julia Hennock, Jonathan Julian, Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms (2019), page 40
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Lee Harrington, Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities (2016), page 52
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 German Lopez, Why you should always use "transgender" instead of "transgendered", Vox, February 18, 2015
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Julia Serano, Whipping Girl (2016), pages 29-30
- ^ Cristan Williams, Transwomans vs Trans Woman, July 17, 2013