trans woman

See also: transwoman


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trans woman (plural trans women)

  1. A transgender or transsexual woman; i.e., a woman who was assigned male at birth.

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  • 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.[1][2][3][4] The unspaced spelling transwoman is sometimes used interchangeably,[2] including by a few transgender people.[5] However, it is often associated with views (notably gender-critical feminism) that hold that transgender women are not women,[1][3][4] and thus require a separate word from woman to describe them. For this reason many transgender people find transwoman offensive.[3][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Julie Nicholson, Julia Hennock, Jonathan Julian, Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms (2019), page 40
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lee Harrington, Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities (2016), page 52
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 German Lopez, Why you should always use "transgender" instead of "transgendered", Vox, February 18, 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Julia Serano, Whipping Girl (2016), pages 29-30
  5. ^ Cristan Williams, Transwomans vs Trans Woman, July 17, 2013